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Selective catalytic hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons promoted by ruthenium nanoparticles

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Abstract

Ru nanoparticles stabilised by PPh3 are efficient catalysts for hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) containing 2–4 rings under mild reaction conditions. These compounds were partially hydrogenated with good to excellent selectivities just by optimizing the reaction conditions. The influence of the nature of substituents present in different positions of naphthalene on the selectivity of hydrogenation was also studied. Hydrogenation of products containing substituents at position 1 is slower than that of products containing substituents at position 2. In all cases, hydrogenation takes place mainly on the less substituted ring.

Graphical abstract: Selective catalytic hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons promoted by ruthenium nanoparticles

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The article was received on 31 Dec 2014, accepted on 22 Feb 2015 and first published on 05 Mar 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01758G
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Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 2741-2751
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    Selective catalytic hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons promoted by ruthenium nanoparticles

    E. Bresó-Femenia, B. Chaudret and S. Castillón, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2741
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01758G

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