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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