General and Chemoselective Copper Oxide Catalysts for Hydrogenation Reactions

Wu Li, Xinjiang Cui, Kathrin Junge, Annette Enrica Surkus, Carsten Kreyenschulte, Stephan Bartling, Matthias Beller

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Copper oxide catalysts have been prepared by pyrolysis of copper acetate on aluminum oxide. The material resulting from pyrolysis at 800 °C allows for catalytic hydrogenations at low temperature of a variety of unsaturated compounds such as quinolines, alkynes, ketones, imines, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as well as nitroarenes with good activity and selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4302-4307
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number5
StatePublished - 3 May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • aluminum oxide
  • copper
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • semihydrogenation


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