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Molecules 2016, 21(7), 833;

Polymer-Supported Raney Nickel Catalysts for Sustainable Reduction Reactions

SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Beijing 100013, China
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Academic Editors: Maurizio Benaglia and Derek J. McPhee
Received: 9 May 2016 / Revised: 7 June 2016 / Accepted: 21 June 2016 / Published: 25 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advancements in Polymer-Supported Catalysis)
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Green is the future of chemistry. Catalysts with high selectivity are the key to green chemistry. Polymer-supported Raney catalysts have been found to have outstanding performance in the clean preparation of some chemicals. For example, a polyamide 6-supported Raney nickel catalyst provided a 100.0% conversion of n-butyraldehyde without producing any detectable n-butyl ether, the main byproduct in industry, and eliminated the two main byproducts (isopropyl ether and methyl-iso-butylcarbinol) in the hydrogenation of acetone to isopropanol. Meanwhile, a model for how the polymer support brought about the elimination of byproducts is proposed and confirmed. In this account the preparation and applications of polymer-supported Raney catalysts along with the corresponding models will be reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer-supported; Raney catalysts; green chemistry polymer-supported; Raney catalysts; green chemistry

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Jiang, H.; Lu, S.; Zhang, X.; Dai, W.; Qiao, J. Polymer-Supported Raney Nickel Catalysts for Sustainable Reduction Reactions. Molecules 2016, 21, 833.

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