Biomolecule-derived supported cobalt nanoparticles for hydrogenation of industrial olefins, natural oils and more in water

Anahit Pews-Davtyan, Florian Korbinian Scharnagl, Maximilian Franz Hertrich, Carsten Kreyenschulte, Stephan Bartling, Henrik Lund, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Catalytic hydrogenation of olefins using noble metal catalysts or pyrophoric RANEY® nickel is of high importance in the chemical industry. From the point of view of green and sustainable chemistry, design and development of Earth-abundant, less toxic, and more environmentally friendly catalysts are highly desirable. Herein, we report the convenient preparation of active cobalt catalysts and their application in hydrogenations of a wide range of terminal and internal carbon-carbon double bonds in water under mild conditions. Catalysts are prepared on multi-gram scale by pyrolysis of cobalt acetate and uracil, guanine, adenine or l-tryptophan. The most active material Co-Ura/C-600 showed good productivity in industrially relevant hydrogenation of diisobutene to isooctane and in natural oil hardening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5104-5112
Number of pages9
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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