Argon (Stranger)
05-01-03 18:09
No 430617
      Palladium scavengers on silica gel  Bookmark   

Now, Aldrich is introducing a new class of quench reagents: palladium scavengers on silica gel:

3-(Diethylenetriamino)propyl-functionalized silica gel
3-Mercaptopropyl-functionalized silica gel

Does anyone have experience using these or other scavengers for recovering PdCL2 from the wacker oxidation?

Also, on Rhodiums page there is a write up for the improved wacker, using mineral acids as co-catalysts and increasing speed of the reaction by 50 times in some instances. Has anyone tryed this on our favorite olefin yet?

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