Hydrogenation of citral over carbon supported iridium catalysts

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List of Authors: Heidi Bernas, Irina Simakova, Igor P. Prosvirin, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Reko Leino, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2012
Journal: Catalysis Letters
Journal acronym: CATAL LETT
Volume number: 142
Issue number: 6
Start page: 690
End page: 697
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 1011-372X
eISSN: 1572-879X


Hydrogenation of citral (3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal) was carried out in a batch reactor at atmospheric hydrogen pressure and 70 °C over Sibunit (mesoporous carbon) supported iridium catalysts with different metal loadings. The major products were isopropyl ethers of geraniol and nerol (2-propanol was used as solvent), but also geraniol, nerol, citronellal di-isopropyl acetal and citronellal were formed. The metal particle size was determined by CO-chemisorption and varied from 2 to 6 nm. The turnover frequency for hydrogenation reactions increased with the metal particle size.


Catalysis, Citral, Iridium

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