Palladium nanocluster catalyst supports highly efficient and regioselective hydrogenation of epoxides

This article discusses a breakthrough in the field of chemical catalysis where a palladium (Pd) nanocluster catalyst named Pd@FPPOC, developed by researchers at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, shows remarkable efficiency in hydrogenating epoxides into alcohols. This catalyst benefits from a unique phosphine-built-in porous organic cage structure which enhances stability and prevents oxidation and aggregation of the nanoclusters, leading to high catalytic activity and selectivity. The catalyst’s effectiveness was proven by converting various epoxides into their corresponding alcohols with significant turnover numbers, maintaining performance even after multiple cycles. For more details, you can read the full article on Phys org: