DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1590892
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Decarbonylation of Aromatic Aldehydes and Dehalogenation of Aryl Halides Using Maghemite-Supported Palladium Catalyst

Vladimir Ajdačića, Andrea Nikolića, Stefan Simića, Dragan Manojlovića, Zoran Stojanovićb, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runicc, Igor M. Opsenica*a
  • aFaculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, PO Box 51, Studentski trg 16, 11158 Belgrade, Serbia
  • bInstitute of Technical Sciences, Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Knez Mihajlova 35/IV, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
  • cInstitute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia   Email:
This research was financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia (Grant No. 172008 and III45004).
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Publication History

Received: 11 July 2017

Accepted after revision: 02 August 2017

Publication Date:
06 September 2017 (eFirst)


A facile decarbonylation reaction of a variety of aromatic and heteroaromatic aldehydes using maghemite-supported palladium catalyst has been developed. The magnetic properties of catalyst facilitated an easy and efficient recovery of the catalyst from the reaction mixture using an external magnet. It was found that the catalyst could be reused up to four consecutive catalytic runs without a significant change in activity. In addition, the catalyst was also very effective in the dehalogenation of aryl halides. This is the first report on efficient utilization of directly immobilized Pd on maghemite in decarbonylation and dehalogenation reactions.

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