Synthesis of Supported Ru-Nanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds

Author(s): Praveenkumar Upadhyay, Vivek Srivastava.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 8 , 2015

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Ru nanoparticles were successfully supported on molecular sieves and it was further characterized by sophisticated analytical methods such as transmission electron microscopy, energy- dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and nitrogen adsorption techniques. Transmission electron microscopy data confirmed, indicated the formation of metal oxide nanoparticles (4.5±2 nm) on the external surface of molecular sieves. Ru supported molecular sieves were applied as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds. Aldehydes as well as ketones were successfully hydrogenated in good yield and selectivity. Easy synthesis of air/moisture stable catalyst, hassle free reaction protocol (no requirement of aqueous work-up), 7 times catalyst recycling and additive free approach were the promising outcomes of the proposed work.

Keywords: Carbonyl compounds, ionic liquid, ru nano particles, selective hydrogenation, supported catalysis.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 8
Year: 2015
Page: [528 - 533]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157017861208150826112807
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