Remarkable Improvement of Catalytic Performance for a New Cobalt-Decorated Cu/HMS Catalyst in the Hydrogenation of Dimethyloxalate

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  • Chao Wen,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572
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  • Yuanyuan Cui,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572
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  • Dr. Anyuan Yin,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572
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  • Prof. Kangnian Fan,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572
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  • Prof. Dr. Wei-Lin Dai

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572
    • Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory, Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 5566-5572

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  • HMS=Hexagonal mesoporous silica.

Abstract

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Evaporate to invigorate: The catalytic activity of the Cu/HMS catalyst is greatly enhanced by decorating with only 1 wt. % of cobalt. The co-ammonia-evaporation method leads to stronger interactions between the copper and cobalt species and more metallic cobalt may facilitate the activation of hydrogen.

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