Carrying out organic reactions in water-based nanoreactors represents a 'green' method for the preparation of organic compounds. This process eliminates the need for solvents, thus reducing the effect of high volumes of solvent on the environment. In this work, we demonstrate a successful Heck cross-coupling reaction, one of the most used approaches to form CC bonds using a palladium catalyst, in a miniemulsion. The miniemulsion droplet sizes were small (25 to 42nm), and the reactions resulted in high conversions of three different products with high trans stereoisomers.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Sept 2012|