Agent Name

Palladium hydroxide

Alternative Name

Pearlmans catalyst

CAS Number

12135-22-7

Formula

H2-O2-Pd

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Palladium dihydroxide; [ChemIDplus] Pearlmans catalyst; Palladium hydroxide on carbon; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Black odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Commercial Pearlmans catalyst is composed of 20% palladium hydroxide (Pd(OH)2) on carbon; Used as a catalyst for hydrogenolysis of benzyl-nitrogen and benzyl-oxygen bonds; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Palladium oxide" and "Palladium chloride."

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