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Pd EnCat® 30

extent of labeling: 0.4 mmol/g Pd loading

Synonym: Palladium acetate, microencapsulated in polyurea matrix



Related Categories Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis, Palladium Catalysts, Pd EnCat
contains   0.37-0.44 mmol/g palladium
reaction suitability   core: palladium
  reaction type: Buchwald-Hartwig Cross Coupling Reaction
  reaction type: Heck Reaction
  reaction type: Hiyama Coupling
  reaction type: Negishi Coupling
  reaction type: Sonogashira Coupling
  reaction type: Stille Coupling
  reaction type: Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling
  reagent type: catalyst
extent of labeling   0.4 mmol/g Pd loading
storage temp.   room temp


General description

It is an encapsulated catalyst (EnCat®), wherein palladium acetate is microencapsulated within a polyurea matrix, which prevents palladium leaching.


Reaxa Technology

Recyclable, immobilized catalyst system that simplifies removal of Pd in C-C bond forming and reduction processes.

While Pd EnCat 40 shows excellent performance in a variety of transformations, Pd EnCat 30, with lower matrix content, shows similar performance but with improved kinetics while maintaining the mechanically robust nature of Pd EnCat 40 under similar conditions.


1, 10, 100 g in glass bottle

Features and Benefits

The advantages of using Pd EnCat® catalysts are:
• low residual metal levels in crude product
• easy recovery of catalyst
• compatibility of immobilized metal with various ligands to effect C-C bond forming reactions
• safer and easier to handle than Pd/C for hydrogenation
• efficiency and economy gains through recovery and recycling

Other Notes

Matrix content 30%

Legal Information

Pd Encat® technology.

EnCat is a registered trademark of Reaxa Ltd.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Target organs 
Nervous system
UN 3175 4.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
-9.4 - -7.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-23 - -22 °C
Protocols & Articles


Pd EnCat™ Encapsulated Palladium Catalysts

Homogeneous palladium catalysts are widely utilized due to their versatility, reactivity and functional group tolerance. However, using homogeneous catalysts presents some problems including:
Chemfiles Volume 4 Article 7
Keywords: C-C bond formation, Carbonylations, Catalysis, Coupling reactions, Cross couplings, Diffusion, Filtration, Heck Reaction, Hydrogenations, Immobilization, Ligands, Microwave synthesis, Polymerization reactions, Purification, Reductions, Solvents, Stille coupling, Suzuki coupling

Supported/Encapsulated Palladium Catalysts

Palladium has become one of the most commonly used metal for cross-coupling transformations. However, the use of homogeneous palladium presents several drawbacks that can be overcome by attaching the...
William Sommer
Aldrich ChemFiles 2007, 7.10, 23.
Keywords: Carbonylations, Catalysis, Chemfiles, Coupling reactions, Cross couplings, Immobilization, Ligands

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