Selective hydrogenation of nitroarenes to aminoarenes using a MoO:X-modified Ru/SiO2 catalyst under mild conditions

Masazumi Tamura, Naoto Yuasa, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Modification of Ru/SiO2 with metal oxides (MoOx, WOx, and ReOx) improved the activity and selectivity in the hydrogenation of 3-nitrostyrene to 3-aminostyrene under mild conditions such as 0.3 MPa H2, 303 K, and no solvent. Ru-MoOx/SiO2(Mo/Ru = 1/2) catalyst was applicable to various substituted nitroarenes, providing the corresponding substituted aminoarenes in high yields (85-99%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3377-3380
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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