Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2015, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (7): 1391-1398.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201504303

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Preparation of Sn-Modified Ru/H-CMK-3 Catalysts and Their Application in the Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde

GAO Shuang, YAN Jian-Biao, CONG De-Quan, SUI Qiang-Sheng, XIA Yan-Yang, CHENG Dong-Dong, BAO Qiang, WANG Zhen-Lü, WANG Li-Yan   

  1. Key Laboratory of Surface and Interface Chemistry of Jilin Province, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, P. R. China
  • Received:2015-02-12 Revised:2015-04-30 Published:2015-07-08
  • Contact: WANG Zhen-Lü, WANG Li-Yan;
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    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21473074), Key Scientific Research Project of Jilin Province Science and Technology Development Plans, China (20150204020GX), and Natural Science Foundation of Science and Technology Department of Jilin Province, China (20130101015JC).


Tin-promoted Ru/H-CMK-3 catalysts were prepared by a novel reductant-impregnation method for application in the hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde. The catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface areas, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The effects of the synthesis reaction conditions on the selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde were examined in detail. The results showed that the mesoporous CMK-3 carbon material could disperse the catalytically active species better. Using appropriate amounts of Sn(IV) provided electron-rich Ru sites, which are one of the main catalytically active species. The interaction between Ru and Sn promoted the activation of C=O in cinnamaldehyde. Furthermore, changes in other reaction conditions, such as temperature and pressure, greatly influenced the selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde.

Key words: Ruthenium, Mesoporous carbon, Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamyl alcohol, Catalytic hydrogenation