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Molecules 2011, 16(1), 367-372; doi:10.3390/molecules16010367

Ni(0)-CMC-Na Nickel Colloids in Sodium Carboxymethyl-Cellulose: Catalytic Evaluation in Hydrogenation Reactions

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1 Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Team, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, BP 2390, 40001 Marrakech, Morocco 2 Department of Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Campus Rıo San Pedro, Puerto Real 11510, Spain
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Received: 29 November 2010 / Revised: 22 December 2010 / Accepted: 5 January 2011 / Published: 7 January 2011
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A recyclable catalyst, Ni(0)-CMC-Na, composed of nickel colloids dispersed in a water soluble bioorganic polymer, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC-Na), was synthesized by a simple procedure from readily available reagents. The catalyst thus obtained is stable and highly active in alkene hydrogenations.
Keywords: colloids; hydrogenation; bioorganic polymer colloids; hydrogenation; bioorganic polymer
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Harrad, M.A.; Valerga, P.; Puerta, M.C.; Houssini, I.; Ali, M.A.; Firdoussi, L.E.; Karim, A. Ni(0)-CMC-Na Nickel Colloids in Sodium Carboxymethyl-Cellulose: Catalytic Evaluation in Hydrogenation Reactions. Molecules 2011, 16, 367-372.

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