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Synthesis of propylene from renewable allyl alcohol by photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis

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Abstract

Photochemical transformation of biomass-derived or renewable substances with promising scalability is an important challenge for promoting green and sustainable chemistry. We report here that photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of allyl alcohol (obtained from glycerol) gives potentially sustainable propylene with high chemo- and redox selectivity, promoted by powdered Pd/TiO2 in CH3OH (obtained from CO2) under near-ultraviolet–visible light irradiation (λ > 365 nm) at ambient temperature.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of propylene from renewable allyl alcohol by photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis

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Submitted
16 Mar 2014
Accepted
29 Jun 2014
First published
30 Jun 2014

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014,4, 4093-4098
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Synthesis of propylene from renewable allyl alcohol by photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis

J. Caner, Z. Liu, Y. Takada, A. Kudo, H. Naka and S. Saito, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 4093
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00329B

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