S.E. Gilliland III, G.S. Seuser, Y. Yang, J.R. Regalbuto, D.A. Chen, B.F. Gupton
Virginia Commonwealth University,
Keywords: graphene, catalyst, palladium, cross-coupling, microwave irradiation, Suzuki, electorstatic adsorption, nanoparticle, heterogeneous catalysis
Summary:Graphene based catalyst support materials have been heavily researched for their great potential in improving catalytic activity. Cost and production limitations have impeded the commercialization of graphene based materials even though they have been demonstrated to enhance the catalytic performance with respect to Suzuki reactions. Graphene nanoplatelet supports are significantly more cost-effective (<1/g) and are available in commercially relevant quantities.