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An Improved Method for the Complete Hydrogenation of Aromatic Compounds under 1 Bar H2 with Platinum Nanowires

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  • Tingting Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
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  • Jiaqing Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
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  • Prof. Xinming Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
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  • Prof. Xueqin Cao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
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  • Prof. Hongwei Gu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
    • Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-65880905
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Abstract

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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.

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