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Hydrogenation, Hydrogenolysis


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.


This is the authors' accepted version of the article published in Green Chemistry. The final publication is available at Springer via

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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.

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