Synthesis of cobalt nanoparticles by pyrolysis of Vitamin B12: A non-noble-metal catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles

Raffaella Ferraccioli, Diana Borovika, Annette Enrica Surkus, Carsten Kreyenschulte, Christoph Topf, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A facile preparation of vitamin B12-derived carbonaceous cobalt particles supported on ceria is reported. The resulting composite material is obtained upon wet impregnation of ceria with natural cyanocobalamin and consecutive pyrolysis under inert conditions. The novel catalyst shows good to excellent performance in the industrially relevant heterogeneous hydrogenation of nitriles to the corresponding primary amines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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