Issue 34, 2021

Electrocatalytic hydrogenation of benzoic acids in a proton-exchange membrane reactor

Abstract

The highly efficient chemoselective electrocatalytic hydrogenation of benzoic acids (BAs) to cyclohexanecarboxylic acids (CCAs) was carried out in a proton-exchange membrane reactor under mild conditions without hydrogenation of the carboxyl group. Among the investigated catalysts, the PtRu alloy catalyst was found to be the most suitable for achieving high current efficiencies for production of CCAs. An electrochemical spillover mechanism on the PtRu alloy catalyst was also proposed.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic hydrogenation of benzoic acids in a proton-exchange membrane reactor

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Article information

Article type
Communication
Submitted
22 Jun 2021
Accepted
11 Aug 2021
First published
12 Aug 2021

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021,19, 7363-7368

Electrocatalytic hydrogenation of benzoic acids in a proton-exchange membrane reactor

A. Fukazawa, Y. Shimizu, N. Shida and M. Atobe, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, 19, 7363 DOI: 10.1039/D1OB01197A

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