Catalysis Letters

, Volume 143, Issue 12, pp 1277–1284 | Cite as

PdAu Alloy Nanoparticles Encapsulated by PPI-g-MWCNTs as a Novel Catalyst for Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Alkenes Under Mild Conditions



The synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of bimetallic PdAu encapsulated on polypropylene imine grafted multi-wall carbon nanotubes hybrid materials have been reported. The results show that the catalyst induces a highly activity and chemoselective hydrogenation of less hindered alkenes to the corresponding alkanes using hydrogen gas in environmentally friendly solvents H2O/EtOH at 50 °C with high yields. The characterization of catalyst was confirmed by FT-IR, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and X-ray powder diffraction.

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Bimetallic Polypropylene imine Multi-wall carbon nanotubes Chemoselective hydrogenation 



We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Catalysis Center of Excellence (CCE) at Shahid Beheshti University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryShahid Beheshti University, G. C.TehranIran

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