Journal of Catalysis 360 (2018) 20–26 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Catalysis journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcat More than just a support: Graphene as a solid-state ligand for palladium- catalyzed cross-coupling reactions a b a a a Yuan Yang , Arthur C. Reber , Stanley E. Gilliland III , Carlos E. Castano , B. Frank Gupton , b,⇑ Shiv N. Khanna Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Box 843068, Richmond, VA 23284, USA Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: While the primary role of supports in catalysis has been to anchor metal particles to prevent sintering, Received 3 October 2017 supports can also activate catalytic processes. We report computational and experimental results that Revised 16 January 2018 provide a fundamental understanding of how a graphene support may activate both oxidative and reduc- Accepted 24 January 2018 tive reaction steps in the catalytic cycle of Suzuki-Miyaura palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Available online 10 February 2018 Theoretical investigations reveal that the high catalytic activity is linked to the ability of a graphene sup- port to act as both an efﬁcient
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