Proof of concept: Magnetic fixation of dendron-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles containing palladium nanoparticles for continuous-flow suzuki coupling reactions
A new concept for the magnetic immobilization of catalytically active material has been developed for continuous-flow Suzuki cross-coupling reactions. The reversible immobilization of the magnetic catalyst material inside a novel capillary microreactor has been achieved by utilizing a newly designed reactor housing with 208 small permanent magnets. As a catalyst material, magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles decorated with polyphenylenepyridyl dendrons and loaded with Pd nanoparticles have been employed. Both batch and continuous-flow experiments prove the activity of the catalyst and the applicability of this new microreactor concept.