Regioselective hydrogenation of 1,2-indanedione over heterogeneous Pd and Pt catalysts

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Regioselective hydrogenation of 1,2-indanedione yielding rac-2-hydroxy-1-indanone was investigated using heterogeneous Pt and Pd as catalysts. Five consecutive experiments were carried out for studying the performance of Pd/Al2O3. Practical operation under atmospheric pressure of hydrogen at low temperature (40 A degrees C) for 120 min gave the desired product in > 99 % regioselectivity, 84 % conversion and 77 % yield, according to GC, using 2 mol% Pd/Al2O3 as the catalyst.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)142–149
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 1,2-Indanedione
  • 2-Hydroxy-1-indanone
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogenation
  • Regioselectivity

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