PLGA-PEG-supported Pd Nanoparticles as Efficient Catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions in Water
Keywords:Amino acid chemistry, Palladium nanoparticles, Suzuki-miyaura cross-coupling
AbstractChemical transformations that can be performed selectively under physiological conditions are highly desirable tools to track biomolecules and manipulate complex biological processes. Here, we report a new nanocatalyst consisting of small palladium nanoparticles stabilized on the surface of PLGA-PEG nanoparticles that show excellent catalytic activity for the modification of biological building blocks through Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions in water. Brominated or iodinated amino acids were coupled with aryl boronic acids in phosphate buffer in good yields. Interestingly, up to 98% conversion into the coupled amino acid could be achieved in 2 h at 37 °C using the stable, water-soluble cyclic triolborate as organometallic partner in the presence of only 1 mol% of palladium. These results pave the way for the modification of biomolecules in complex biological systems such as the intracellular space.
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A. Dumas, A. Peramo, D. Desmaële, P. Couvreur, Chimia 2016, 70, 252, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2016.252.
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