Convenient and Selective Hydrogenation of Nitro Aromatics with a Platinum Nanocatalyst under Ambient Pressure

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  • Kunling Xu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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  • Yuan Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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  • Xiaorong Chen,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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  • Lei Huang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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  • Rui Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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  • Jun Huang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
    • State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86) 25-8317-2261
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Abstract

A convenient and highly selective platinum nanocatalyst was developed for the hydrogenation of nitro aromatics into the corresponding anilines at room temperature under ambient pressure. The platinum catalyst was highly active and selective for the hydrogenation of nitro aromatic compounds. Reducible groups such as aldehyde, ketone and nitrile were untouched during the hydrogenation of the corresponding nitro compounds, and the corresponding anilines were obtained quantitatively.

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