Heterogeneously catalysed selective hydrogenation reactions in ionic liquids

Kris Anderson, Peter Goodrich, Christopher Hardacre, David Rooney

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The selective hydrogenation of , unsaturated aldehydes has been performed in a range of room temperature ionic liquids. The reaction data reported show that it is possible to enhance the selectivity of supported palladium catalysts for the reduction of the conjugated CC bond by using ionic liquids as solvents compared with conventional molecular organic solvents. The catalyst system is easily recycled without the need to isolate or filter the catalyst and may be used without further treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-453
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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