Catalysis Letters

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

Hydrogenation of Alkenes with Rhodium Nanoparticles Supported on SBA-15



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.


  1. 1.
    Somorjai GA, Borodko YG (2001) Catal Lett 76:1CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rioux RM, Song H, Grass M, Habas S, Niesz K, Hoefelmeyer JD, Yang P, Somorjai GA (2006) Top Catal 39:167Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Guezi L, Peto G, Beck A, Paszti Z (2004) Catalysis 29:129Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Tan Y, Dai X, Li Y, Zhu D (2003) J Mater Chem 13:1069CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Mevellec V, Nowieki A, Roucoux A, Dujardin C (2006) New J Chem 30:1214CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Zhang Y, Grass ME, Habas SE, Tao F, Zhang T, Yang P, Somorjai GA (2007) J Phys Chem C 111:12243CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    King KSW, Everett DH, Haul RAW, Moscow L, Pierotti RA, Rouqurrol J, Siemieniewska T (1985) Pure Appl Chem 57:603CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Gregg SJ, Sing KSW (1982) Academic adsorption. Surface Area and Porosity Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Kruk M, Jaroniec M, Sayari A (1997) Langmuir 13:2499Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Yang CM, Liu P, Ho Y, Chiu CY, Chau K (2003) Chem Mater 15:275CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Bernadett V, Zoltan K, Lajos T, Bela P (2002) Chem Mater 14:2882–2888CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGauhati UniversityGauhatiIndia

Personalised recommendations