Selective hydrogenation of exocyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones: Part I. Hydrogenations over palladium

Gabriella Fogassy, László Hegedus, Antal Tungler, Albert Lévai, Tibor Máthé

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Exocyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones were hydrogenated to the corresponding saturated ketones with Pd catalysts. The effect of solvents, basic and poisoning additives and various supports on conversion and selectivity was investigated. The conditions, under which the reaction afforded the saturated ketones with complete selectivity and appropriate reaction rate, were determined. The highest selectivities were obtained over Pd/C, in toluene, at atmospheric pressure and in the presence of pyridine. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2000



  • Exocyclic ketones
  • Palladium
  • Selective hydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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