Selective hydrogenations on heterogenized ruthenium complexes

Ágnes Zsigmond, István Balatoni, Krisztián Bogár, Ferenc Notheisz, Ferenc Joó

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The heterogenized versions of [RuCl2(PPh3) 3] and [{RuCl2(TPPMS)2}2] were prepared and applied in the selective hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated aldehydes. Depending on the conditions the above heterogenized catalysts could hydrogenate selectively either the C=O or the C=C bonds, similar to the results obtained in aqueous biphasic systems. Meanwhile the heterogenized catalysts show all the advantages that we can expect from a heterogeneous catalyst: good performance, easy separation, and the possibility of recycling. The effect of H2 pressure on the selectivity was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-435
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 25 2004


  • Chemoselectivity
  • Heterogenized catalyst
  • Hydrogenation
  • Ru complex
  • α,β-Unsaturated aldehydes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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