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Kaiyou Chen, Shuichi Koso, Takeshi Kubota, Yoshinao Nakagawa and Keiichi Tomishige Chemoselective Hydrogenolysis of Tetrahydropyran-2-methanol to 1,6-Hexanediol over Rhenium-Modified Carbon-Supported Rhodium Catalysts ChemCatChem 2

Version of Record online: 15 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201000018

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Modify M for diols: The industrially important monomer 1,6-hexanediol can be produced from hydrogenolysis of tetrahydropyran-2- methanol, which can be derived from acrolein or glycerol, using Re-modified Rh/C as a heterogeneous catalyst. Conventional catalysts such as M/C (M=Rh, Ru, Pd, or Pt), copper chromite and Raney nickel show poor activity and selectivity for this reaction.

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