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Ligand effect in the Rh-NP catalysed partial hydrogenation of substituted arenes

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The Rh nanoparticles Rh1–Rh4 stabilised by the mono- and bidentate phosphine and phosphite ligands I–IV were synthesised, characterised and applied as catalysts in the partial hydrogenation of substituted arenes. In the case of disubstituted arenes, selectivities for the corresponding cyclohexene derivatives of up to 39% were achieved at ca. 40% conversion. The effect of parameters such as temperature and pressure was also examined. In the hydrogenation of styrene, very high selectivities for ethylbenzene were achieved with TOF values up to ca. 23 500 h−1. All these results show that the catalytic performance of small Rh-NPs can be modulated by the appropriate choice of stabilising agents.

Graphical abstract: Ligand effect in the Rh-NP catalysed partial hydrogenation of substituted arenes

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2013, accepted on 31 Jul 2013 and first published on 31 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00388D
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 2828-2833

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    Ligand effect in the Rh-NP catalysed partial hydrogenation of substituted arenes

    J. L. Castelbou, A. Gual, E. Mercadé, C. Claver and C. Godard, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, 3, 2828
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00388D

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