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NHC-stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles as new catalysts for the hydrogenation of aromatics

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The application of ruthenium nanoparticles (RuNPs) stabilized by the N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) N,N′-di(tert-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (ItBu) and 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene IPr as catalysts in the hydrogenation of several substrates is reported under various reaction conditions (solvent, substrate concentration, substrate/metal ratio, temperature). The RuNHC nanoparticles are active catalysts in the hydrogenation of aromatics and show an interesting ligand effect, RuIPr NPs being generally more active than RuItBu.

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2012, accepted on 11 Oct 2012 and first published on 16 Oct 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20561K
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 99-105
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    NHC-stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles as new catalysts for the hydrogenation of aromatics

    D. Gonzalez-Galvez, P. Lara, O. Rivada-Wheelaghan, S. Conejero, B. Chaudret, K. Philippot and P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, 3, 99
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20561K

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