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Keywords:

  • aromatic compounds;
  • co-catalyst;
  • hydrogenation;
  • nanowire;
  • platinum
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A little pressure for a lot of gain: An efficient method has been developed for the controlled hydrogenation of phenol using a platinum nanowire catalyst under mild conditions (>98.4 %, 1 atm H2, 60 °C). The catalyst also exhibited high levels of activity and selectivity towards other selected aromatic compounds bearing a variety of different substituents, demonstrating its generality towards the hydrogenation of aromatic compounds.