Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2008, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (06): 965-970.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB200806081

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Hydrogenation of Quinoline over Ru/ZrO2·xH2O

ZHANG Rui-Min; FAN Guang-Yin; LI Cheng; WANG Ying-Ying; LI Rui-Xiang; CHEN Hua; LI Xian-Jun   

  1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Institute of Homogeneous Catalysis, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
  • Received:2008-01-08 Revised:2008-02-22 Published:2008-06-03
  • Contact: CHEN Hua E-mail:scuhchen@163.com

Abstract: The highly dispersed supported catalyst (Ru/ZrO2·xH2O) was prepared and characterized by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and transmission electron microsocpy. The results showed that ruthenium was reduced to low oxidation state and the average partical diameter of Ru particles was about 3.8 nm. The catalyst exhibited high activity in hydrogenation of quinoline under the mild reaction conditions, 40 ℃, 2 MPa, quinoline/Ru molar ratio of 250/1 and H2O as solvent. The conversion of quinoline was 98.2% and the selectity of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline was 98.0%. The catalyst can be reused for several times. The mechanismof quinoline hydrogenation over Ru/ZrO2·xH2Ocatalyst was discussed. The coordination of nitrogen atomof quinoline on the surface of ruthenium nanoparticles and the effect of hydrogen bond between OH groups on ZrO2 surface and nitrogen in quinoline were favourable for the desorption of the substrate and products fromthe surface of catalyst.

Key words: Ruthenium, Zirconia, Supported catalyst, Quinoline, Hydrogenation, Tetrahydroquinoline

MSC2000: 

  • O643