Hydrogenation of sorbic acid in mono- and biphasic systems catalyzed by Rh(I)- phosphine complexes

Antal Udvardy, Ágnes Kathó

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Abstract

Hydrogenation of sorbic acid in ethyl acetate with [RhCl(PPh 3)3] was studied and compared to the hydrogenation of its K-salt in water catalyzed by [RhCl(mtppms)3]. Aqueous biphasic hydrogenation of sorbic acid with [RhCl(mtppms)3] as catalyst proceeded faster and more selectively than that in homogeneous solutions and afforded trans-hex-2-enoic acid with 80% selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Biphasic
  • Hydrogenation
  • Rhodium
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sulfonated phosphine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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