Chemical Engineering | Chemistry
A copper-doped porous metal oxide catalyst in combination with hydrogen shows selective and quantitative hydrogenolysis of benzyl ketones and aldehydes, and hydrogenation of alkenes. The approach provides an alternative to noble-metal catalysed reductions and stoichiometric Wolff-Kishner and Clemmensen methods.
Petitjean, Laurene; Gagne, Raphael; Beach, Evan; Xiao, Dequan; and Anastas, Paul, "Highly Selective Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Using a Copper-doped Porous Metal Oxide Catalyst" (2015). Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty Publications. 21.
Petitjean, L., Gagne, R., Beach, E. S., Xiao, D., & Anastas, P. T. (2016). Highly selective hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis using a copper-doped porous metal oxide catalyst. Green Chemistry, 18(1), 150-156.