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Issue 56, 2012
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Hydrogenolysis of lignosulfonate into phenols over heterogeneous nickel catalysts

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Abstract

We report a strategy for the catalytic conversion of lignosulfonate into phenols over heterogeneous nickel catalysts. Arylalkyl bonds (C–O–C) and hydroxyl groups (–OH) are hydrogenated to phenols and alkanes, respectively, without disturbing the arenes. The catalyst is based on a naturally abundant element, and is recyclable and reusable.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenolysis of lignosulfonate into phenols over heterogeneous nickel catalysts

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The article was received on 26 Feb 2012, accepted on 27 Mar 2012 and first published on 20 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31414B
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 7019-7021

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    Hydrogenolysis of lignosulfonate into phenols over heterogeneous nickel catalysts

    Q. Song, F. Wang and J. Xu, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 7019
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31414B

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