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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 268649, 7 pages
Research Article

Rapid Reduction of Alkenes and Alkynes over Pd Nanoparticles Supported on Sulfonated Porous Carbon

Chemistry Department, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, P.O. Box 83145-115, Shahin Shahr, Iran

Received 5 January 2012; Accepted 6 June 2012

Academic Editor: Matthias D'hooghe

Copyright © 2013 Arash Shokrolahi et al. 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 novel method has been introduced for rapid reduction of alkenes and alkynes, which may be attractive for chemical industries. This method has some advantages such as simplicity and low cost of reactants. Pd supported on sulfonated porous carbon (SPC) was used as a new catalyst for reduction of alkenes and alkynes to the corresponding alkanes using sodium borohydride. The heterogeneous reaction was conducted in open air at room temperature to produce the desired saturated compounds in high yields (over 96%) and in short reaction time (15 minutes).