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Colloid-catalysed arene hydrogenation in aqueous/supercritical fluid biphasic media

TitleColloid-catalysed arene hydrogenation in aqueous/supercritical fluid biphasic media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBonilla, RJ, James, BR, Jessop, PG
JournalChemical Communications
Pagination941-942
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1359-7345
KeywordsCO2, micelles, MILD, model compounds, PRESSURES, rhodium, SOLUBLE METAL-COMPLEXES, SPECTROSCOPY, SUPERCRITICAL CARBON-DIOXIDE, SYSTEMS
Abstract

Hydrogenation of arenes, including the lignin model compound 2-methoxy-4-propylphenol, has been effected using a Rh colloid in biphasic aqueous/supercritical ethane reaction media; this is the first successful example of an unsupported colloid-catalysed hydrogenation of a substrate in a supercritical fluid; the same reaction does not proceed in aqueous/supercritical carbon dioxide or ionic liquid/supercritical fluid media.

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