Supramolecular Nanotubules as a Catalytic Regulator for Palladium Cations: Applications in Selective Catalysis

Shanshan Wu, Yongguang Li, Siying Xie, Cong Ma, Joonwon Lim, Jiong Zhao, Dae Seok Kim, Minyong Yang, Doong Ki Yoon, Myongsoo Lee, Sang Ouk Kim, Zhegang Huang

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KGaA, Weinheim Despite the recent development of highly efficient and stable metal catalysts, conferral of regulatory characteristics to the catalytic reaction in heterogeneous systems remains a challenge. Novel supramolecular nanotubules were prepared by alternative stacking from trimeric macrocycles, which was found to be able to coordinate with Pd cations. The Pd complexes exhibited a high catalytic performance for C−C coupling reaction. Notably, the tubular catalyst was observed to be controlled by supramolecular reversible assembly and showed superior heterogeneous catalytic activity, which was maintained for a number of cycles or reuse under an aerobic environment. Furthermore, the supramolecular catalyst showed unprecedented selectivity for the multifunctional coupling reaction and was able to serve as a new constructor of asymmetrical compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11511-11514
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • nanostructures
  • self-assembly
  • supported catalysts
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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