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Selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds on silica-supported copper nanoparticles
- Mendes-Burak, Jorge, Ghaffari, Behnaz, Copéret, Christophe
- Chemical communications 2018 v.55 no.2 pp. 179-181
- additives, aldehydes, carbonyl compounds, copper nanoparticles, esters, hydrogen, hydrogenation, ketones
- Silica-supported copper nanoparticles prepared via surface organometallic chemistry are highly efficient for the selective hydrogenation of various α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds yielding the corresponding saturated esters, ketones, and aldehydes in the absence of additives. High conversions and selectivities (>99%) are obtained for most substrates upon hydrogenation at 100–150 °C and under 25 bar of H₂.