An efficient Pt nanoparticle–ionic liquid system for the hydrodeoxygenation of bio-derived phenols under mild conditions

Platinum nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized in situ in the ionic liquid (IL) [Emim]NTf2 (1-ethyl-3- methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide) as well as in mixtures of [Emim]NTf2 with a second IL, Lewis acid or Brønsted acid, but in the absence of additional stabilizers. The resulting NP/IL systems catalyze the hydrodeoxygenation of a phenol under mild conditions (60 °C, 1.0 MPa H2), achieving full substrate conversion and a high deoxygenation rate (over 95%) to cyclohexane and cyclohexene. The combination of [Emim]NTf2 and [Bmim]PF6 results in the best catalytic performance. Also the transform- ation of other substituted phenols and dimers such as catechol, guaiacol and diphenyl ether was studied in the Pt NP/[Emim]NTf2–[Bmim]PF6 system and in most cases afforded cyclohexane in good yield.


Published in:
Green Chem., 19, 22, 5435-5441
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Cambridge, Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:
1463-9270
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