Front Chem. 2022 May 9;10:855850. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2022.855850. eCollection 2022.
The first heterogeneous catalyzed example for the direct synthesis of aromatic ketones via intermolecular carbopalladation of aliphatic nitriles and organoboron compounds was developed. This mild method proceeds with a supported palladium nanoparticles catalyst that could be reused and recycled five times. The fresh and used catalysts were characterized by XPS and TEM. The XPS analysis indicated that Pd0 was the active species for the reaction. This methodology provides a mild and cost-effective strategy for the efficient synthesis of ketones.