Signal molecules for quorum sensing are employed for ligands to palladium. The complex canbe used as a catalyst. Migita-Kosugi-Stille coupling reactions are driven by using a series of N-(3-oxo-acyl)-L-homoserine lactones as ligands coordinating with Pd. Catalysis of [Pd-(signal moleculesfor quorum sensing), or Pd/QS] allows production of conjugated polymers with light-emittingfunctions.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 32)
A. Wang et al., "Quorum Sensing Materials as New Ligand for Palladium Catalyzed Migita-Kosugi-Stille Polycondensation", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 32, pp. 62-70, 2014