Get access

A Versatile Aqueous Reduction of Bio-Based Carboxylic Acids using Syngas as a Hydrogen Source

Authors

  • Lei Yu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Xian-Long Du,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    2. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jialuo Road 2019, Shanghai 201800 (P.R. China)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Jing Yuan,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Yong-Mei Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Yong Cao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    • Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author
  • He-Yong He,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Kang-Nian Fan

    1. Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Handan Road 220, Shanghai 200433 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65643774
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

Syngas as a versatile hydrogen source: Using readily available and economically favorable syngas as a convenient hydrogen source, an efficient and sustainable aqueous reduction of bio-based carboxylic acids has been achieved over a highly robust catalyst system consisting of gold nanoparticles supported on acid-tolerant single-phase monoclinic zirconia (Au/m-ZrO2). A range of bio-based multifunctional carboxylic acids have been selectively converted into their corresponding lactones or diols in high to excellent yields.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary