Highly selective aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenols over nanostructured RuO2 on MCM-41 catalysts

TitleHighly selective aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenols over nanostructured RuO2 on MCM-41 catalysts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBetsy, KJ, Lazar, A, Vinod, CP
JournalNano-Structures & Nano-Objects
Volume13
Pagination36-43
Date PublishedFEB
Abstract

Selective aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenol as well as its derivatives is important for the synthesis of chemical intermediates which are crucial for the manufacture of high-tonnage commodities and a multitude of value added platform chemicals. Herein, we report a facile catalyst made of highly dispersed small RuO2 nanoparticles supported on mesoporous MCM-41 using one-pot approach. The optimal 5RuO2-MCM-41 catalyst with particle size 6-8 nm showed excellent activity and selectivity in aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenol and other functionalized substrates, which are building blocks of lignin, to corresponding cyclohexanol products without any additives. These catalysts showed better stability and can be reused several times without any significant drop in activity which proves the heterogeneity of the immobilized oxide catalyst.

DOI10.1016/j.nanoso.2017.11.004
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

0.722

Divison category: 
Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry