Platinum-catalysed cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation in continuous flow

Durndell, Lee J., Wilson, Karen and Lee, Adam F. (2015). Platinum-catalysed cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation in continuous flow. RSC advances, 5 (97), pp. 80022-80026.


Platinum is one of the most widely used hydrogenation catalysts. Here we describe the translation of batch reactions to continuous flow, affording tunable C=O versus C=C hydrogenation over a Pt/SiO2 catalyst, resulting in high steady state activity and single-pass yields in the selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamyl alcohol under mild conditions. Negligible catalyst deactivation occurs under extended flow operation due to removal of reactively-formed poisons from the reaction zone. Process intensification imparts a four-fold enhancement in cinnamyl alcohol productivity.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: Funding: EPSRC (EP/G007594/4, EP/K014749/1) and the award of a Leadership Fellowship; and Royal Society for an Industry Fellowship. Supplementary data avaialbe on DOI: 10.1039/c5ra14984c
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Engineering(all),Chemistry(all)
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Published Date: 2015
Authors: Durndell, Lee J.
Wilson, Karen ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Lee, Adam F. ( 0000-0002-2153-1391)



Version: Accepted Version

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