Transformations of 1-(2-aminophenyl)propan-2-ol to 2-methylindoline

Heidi Maria Bernas, Yuliya S. Demidova, Atte Aho, Irina L. Simakova, Narendra Kumar, Yosra Laribi, Philippe Perrichon, Reko Leino, Dmitry Murzin

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The transformation reaction of 1-(2-aminophenyl)propan-2-ol was studied at 200°C under argon pressure. A range of catalysts was applied including carbon, titania and zeolite supported Ru, Pd, Pt, Rh, and Ir, as well as metal free zeolites. The highest conversion was obtained with H-Beta-150 and H-Beta-25 and the highest selectivity to 2-methylindoline was achieved with 0.3 % Ir–H-Beta-150 and H-Beta-25. Although the selectivity to 2-methylindole was high for all catalysts, formation of the final product 2-methylindoline only took place over the most acidic catalysts.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)955–963
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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