Surface organometallic chemistry on metals: Selective hydrogenation of citral into geraniol and nerol on tin modified silica supported rhodium.

B. Didillon, A. El Mansour, J. P. Candy, J. P. Bournonville, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Abstract

A bi-metallic Rh-Sn(n-C4H9)2/SiO2 catalyst, obtained by the organometallic route, has been found to be extremely active and selective in the hydrogenation of citral (A: geranial and b: neral) to the corresponding unsaturated alcohols (geraniol and nerol). The synthesis of the “bimetallic catalyst” from the organometallic precursor as well as the kinetics of hydrogenation is described. A tentative explanation for the extremely high chemoselectivity (96% at 100% conversion) for the hydrogenation of the C=O double bond is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume59
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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