Hydrogenolysis of hydroxymatairesinol over carbon-supported palladium catalysts

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List of Authors: Heidi Markus, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Narendra Kumar, Natalya V. Kul'kova, Patrik Eklund, Rainer Sjöholm, Bjarne Holmbom, Tapio Salmi, and Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2005
Journal: Catalysis Letters
Journal acronym: CATAL LETT
Volume number: 103
Issue number: 1-2
Start page: 125
End page: 131
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1011-372X


The natural lignan hydroxymatairesinol was hydrogenolysed to a potential anticarcinogenic substance matairesinol over different carbon-supported palladium catalysts. The reaction was conducted in 2-propanol at 70 degrees C under hydrogen flow in a stirred glass reactor. The catalysts were characterised by N-2-physisorption, CO pulse chemisorption and pH measurement of aqueous catalyst slurries. The most active catalyst (Degussa-Huls) gave yields of matairesinol over 90% in 4 h. It was concluded that the acidity of the catalyst had a profound influence on the reaction rate.


carbon-supported palladium catalyst, hydrogenolysis, hydroxymatairesinol, lignans, matairesinol

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