Selective hydrogenation of N-heterocyclic compounds using Ru nanocatalysts in ionic liquids

Hannelore Konnerth, Martin H. G. Prechtl

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Abstract

N-Heterocyclic compounds have been tested in the selective hydrogenation catalysed by small 1-3 nm sized Ru nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in various imidazolium based ionic liquids (ILs). Particularly a diol-functionalised IL shows the best performance in the hydrogenation of quinoline to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline ((1)THQ) with up to 99% selectivity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume19
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2762-2767
Number of pages6
ISSN1463-9262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Konnerth, Hannelore Prechtl, Martin H. G. 1463-9270

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