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Chiral Pt/ZrO2 Catalysts. Enantioselective Hydrogenation of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione

Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción, Chile
Departamento Química Física i Inorgànica, Universitat Virgili i Rovira, Marcel.lí Domingo, s/n. 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Molecules 2010, 15(5), 3428-3440;
Received: 13 February 2010 / Revised: 15 April 2010 / Accepted: 10 May 2010 / Published: 12 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterogeneous Catalysis)
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The enantioselective hydrogenation of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedioneover Pt colloids stabilized with (R,S)-4,5-dihydro-4,5-diphenyl-2-(6-cyanopyridinyl)imidazoline (CI) supported on a meso-structured ZrO2 under a pressure of 40 bar of H2 at 298 K has been investigated. The metal loading in all catalysts was 1 wt%. The effect of the amount of chiral modifier on the metal particle size and on the catalytic behavior was analyzed. It was found that as the CI/Pt molar ratio increases from 2.5 to 3.5 the Pt crystal size decreases from 3.0 to 1.8 nm. All catalysts were very active in the studied reaction, with the most active one being the catalyst with smaller Pt particles, whereas the selectivity is higher in those catalysts with larger chiral modified Pt metal particles. View Full-Text
Keywords: colloidal platinum; mesostructured ZrO2; enantioselective hydrogenation; chiral modifier colloidal platinum; mesostructured ZrO2; enantioselective hydrogenation; chiral modifier

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Urbina, C.; Campos, C.; Pecchi, G.; Claver, C.; Reyes, P. Chiral Pt/ZrO2 Catalysts. Enantioselective Hydrogenation of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione. Molecules 2010, 15, 3428-3440.

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