Catalysis Letters

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 276–281 | Cite as

Hydrogenation of Alkenes with Rhodium Nanoparticles Supported on SBA-15

  • Nayanmoni Bhorali
  • Jatindra Nath Ganguli


Rhodium nanoparticles were prepared by chemical reduction of RhCl3·3H2O in presence of polyvinyl pyrrolidone and then immobilized on SBA-15 by impregnation. The catalyst was used for hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons at room temperature. The progress of the reaction was monitored by GC–MS and 100 % conversion was achieved in all cases.

Graphical Abstract


Mesoporous silicates Rh-SBA-15 Rhodium-nanoparticles Hydrogenation 



The authors are thankful to Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, IISc, Bangalore, NEHU, Shillong for different scientific analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGauhati UniversityGauhatiIndia

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