Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been employed for the preparation of supported ruthenium nanoparticles using, for the first time, a low boiling alcohol or a mixture ethanol/water as solvent/reducing agent under microwave irradiation as heating source. These systems were employed as catalysts in the selective hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene (p-CNB) to p-chloroaniline (p-CAN) and resulted efficient systems for the selective reduction of the nitro group in p-CNB under mild reaction conditions (60 degrees C and 4 MPa of H-2), while the C-Cl bond remains intact, thus allowing the almost complete substrate conversion with total selectivity to the target product. These supported ruthenium nanoparticles are characterized by small average diameters and narrow particle size distributions, even if synthesized in the absence of any additional stabilizing agents and appear very promising systems also for other catalytic applications. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Antonetti C; Oubenali M; Raspolli Galletti A; Serp P; Vannucci G|
|Titolo:||Novel microwave synthesis of ruthenium nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes active in the selective hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene to p-chloroaniline|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.apcata.2012.02.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|