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Synthesis of cobalt nanoparticles by pyrolysis of vitamin B12: a non-noble-metal catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles

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A facile preparation of vitamin B12-derived carbonaceous cobalt particles supported on ceria is reported. The resulting composite material is obtained upon wet impregnation of ceria with natural cyanocobalamin and consecutive pyrolysis under inert conditions. The novel catalyst shows good to excellent performance in the industrially relevant heterogeneous hydrogenation of nitriles to the corresponding primary amines.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of cobalt nanoparticles by pyrolysis of vitamin B12: a non-noble-metal catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2017, accepted on 27 Nov 2017 and first published on 27 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01577A
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Advance Article
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    Synthesis of cobalt nanoparticles by pyrolysis of vitamin B12: a non-noble-metal catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles

    R. Ferraccioli, D. Borovika, A. Surkus, C. Kreyenschulte, C. Topf and M. Beller, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01577A

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