K. V. Bukhryakov, C. Mugemana, K. B. Vu, and V. O. Rodionov
Org. Lett., 17 (19), 4826-4829, (2015)
An approach for supporting a Pd–NHC complex on a soluble star polymer
with nanoscale dimensions is described. The resulting star polymer
catalyst exhibits excellent activity in cross-coupling reactions, is
stable in air and moisture, and is easily recoverable and recyclable.
These properties are distinct and unattainable with the small-molecule
version of the same catalyst.