Hydrogenation of Nitrobenzene Over Au/MeOx Catalysts—A Matter of the Support

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  • Martin Makosch,

    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
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  • Dr. Jacinto Sá,

    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
    2. Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villingen (Switzerland)
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  • Christiane Kartusch,

    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
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  • Dr. Gilles Richner,

    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
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  • Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. van Bokhoven,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
    2. Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villingen (Switzerland)
    • Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
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  • Prof. Dr. Konrad Hungerbühler

    1. Institute for Chemical Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Straße, 8093, Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 446325542
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Abstract

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Cheers for the support: By varying the support, the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene occurs either through a direct route in the case of Au/TiO2 catalysts and through a condensation route over Au/CeO2 catalysts. Adsorption on the surface of the catalysts is discussed as a possible key factor in determining the route.

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