Journal of Catalysts
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 276210, 12 pages
Research Article

Hybrid Polymer-Immobilized Nanosized Pd Catalysts for Hydrogenation Reaction Obtained via Frontal Polymerization

Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka 142432, Academician Semenov Avenue, 1, Russia

Received 27 August 2012; Accepted 2 November 2012

Academic Editor: Mohammed M. Bettahar

Copyright © 2013 Anatolii D. Pomogailo and Gulzhian I. Dzhardimalieva. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new approach to the synthesis of mixed-type immobilized catalysts by frontal polymerization of metal-containing monomer in the presence of highly dispersed mineral support has been developed. Synthesis of the acrylamide Pd(II) nitrate complex, Pd(CH2=CHCONH2)2 (NO3)2 (PdAAm), on the SiO2 (Al2O3, C) surface and its consequent frontal polymerization and reduction lead to the formation of organic-inorganic composites with polymer-stabilized Pd nanoparticles. The immobilized metal complexes and palladium nanoparticles were characterized by various physical and chemical methods. The synthesized hybrid nanocomposites are efficient and selective catalysts for hydrogenation of cyclohexene, alkene, and acetylene alcohols, as well as di- and trinitrotoluene. Catalyst intermediates separated by nondestructive testing method have been described and changing in the palladium charge during the catalytic process has been identified.