MRC  Vol.2 No.1 , January 2013
Efficient and Clean Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Aromatic Ketones by Silica Supported Schiff Base Modify Chitosan-Palladium Catalyst
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Abstract: An silica supported chitosan-Schiff base Pd(II) catalyst was prepared in a simple way and characterized by XRD, FT-IR, SEM-EDS, XPS and TG, and the ability of this complex to catalyze hydrogenolysis of 1-tetralone into 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene was also investigated in the presence of hydrogen. It has been revealed that the catalyst had high catalytic activity for hydrogenolysis of 1-tetralone at ambient temperature and normal pressure of hydrogen. Especially, the hydrogenolysis of 1-tetralone in ethanol solvent gave excellent results and the 100% conversion of 1-tetralone and the 100% selectivity for 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene were obtained under optimized reaction conditions. The influences of reaction temperature, reaction time and solvent on the hydrogenolysis of 1-tetralone were also investigated. It has been also revealed that the catalyst was efficient and eco-friendly for the hydrogenolysis of carbonyl that connected with a benzene ring to give corresponding aromatic hydrocarbons.
Cite this paper: T. Gu, L. Liu and C. Zhao, "Efficient and Clean Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Aromatic Ketones by Silica Supported Schiff Base Modify Chitosan-Palladium Catalyst," Modern Research in Catalysis, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2013, pp. 9-17. doi: 10.4236/mrc.2013.21002.

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