Hydrogenation Reactions: Concepts and Practice

L. Guczi, Á Molnár, D. Teschner

Research output: Chapter

7 Citations (Scopus)


The fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation and selected relevant examples are reviewed in this chapter. Using simple hydrocarbon molecules, it is illustrated how chemisorption on transition metal and alloy surfaces influence the rate and selectivity of various hydrogenation reactions. Then, we focus our attention on the manufacture of commercially important chemicals with selective hydrogenation. Our examples include acetylene and butadiene hydrogenation, chemoselective reduction of acrolein to allyl alcohol, methanation, methanol synthesis, and asymmetric hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition)
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Elements to Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9780080965291
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this

Guczi, L., Molnár, Á., & Teschner, D. (2013). Hydrogenation Reactions: Concepts and Practice. In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition): From Elements to Applications (Vol. 7, pp. 421-457). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097774-4.00713-0