Base-free Pd/TOMPP-Catalyzed Telomerization of 1,3-Butadiene with Carbohydrates and Sugar Alcohols

Authors

  • Peter J. C. Hausoul,

    1. Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 30 251 1027
    2. Chemical Biology & Organic Chemistry, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 30 252 3615
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  • Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx Dr.,

    1. Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 30 251 1027
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  • Robertus J. M. Klein Gebbink Prof.,

    1. Chemical Biology & Organic Chemistry, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 30 252 3615
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  • Bert M. Weckhuysen Prof.

    1. Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 30 251 1027
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Abstract

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Sugar and alcohol—a superior combo: The telomerization activity of the Pd/TOMPP catalyst is screened using thirteen different biomass-derived carbohydrates and sugar alcohols. High substrate conversions are achieved by using low Pd loading and without the use of an added base. In terms of butadiene conversion, a clear structure–activity relationship is found, which is in line with the series: sugar alcohols>sucrose>aldohexoses>aldopentoses>ketohexoses.

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