Selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde over Ru/Y zeolite

Jan Hájek, Narendra Kumar, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Yu Murzin*

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The selectivity and activity of liquid-phase hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde over 5%Ru/Y were strongly influenced by the solvent used. Other process parameters (temperature, substrate concentration and reduction mode) were also evaluated. An improved selectivity (from 30 to 70%) under optimised reaction conditions as well as higher activity were achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation
  • Cinnamylalcohol
  • Ru/Y catalyst
  • Solvent effect


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