Carbon-carbon coupling reactions via transition-metal-catalyzed processes have been intensively developed for their important synthetic applications. However, due to both economical and environmental concern, development of novel polymer supported catalysts is of great deal of attention in recent years. The use of these catalysts offers several advantages such as easy workup of the products and recovery of the catalysts. In this paper, recent developments in the Heck, Suzuki and Sonogashira reactions with this type of catalyst are reviewed.
Keywords: C-C coupling, Heck reaction, Metal nanoparticles, Polymer, Sonogashira reaction, Suzuki reaction