Selective hydrogenation of arenes to cyclohexanes in water catalyzed by chitin-supported ruthenium nanoparticles
The selective hydrogenation of arenes to cyclohexanes is promoted by Ru/chitin under aqueous conditions without the loss of C–O/C–N linkages.
3405 Organic Chemistry, 34 Chemical Sciences
Catalysis Science and Technology
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
This work was financially supported by the Ichihara International Scholarship Foundation (to H. N.), the Institute for Quantum Chemical Exploration (to H. N.), MEXT (Japan) through its program “Integrated Research on Chemical Synthesis” (to H. N.) and the Royal Society through its International Exchange Scheme (to A. E. H. W. and H. N.). K. B. and B. R. K. thank the UK EPSRC (EP/J500380/1). Y. M. and A. M. acknowledge the IGER program at NU. We thank Professors R. Noyori (NU), S. Saito (NU) and K. Shimizu (Hokkaido U) for their helpful comments.