Metal-Organic-Framework-Derived Co3S4 Hollow Nanoboxes for the Selective Reduction of Nitroarenes

MOF-derived Co3S4/CN hollow nanoboxes (CN=nitrogen-doped carbon) was used to catalyze the chemoselective reduction of nitroarenes to anilines under mild reaction conditions with H-2 as the reducing agent. The catalyst provides high conversion efficiencies and selectivities for a variety of nitroarene substrates that contain electron-donating or electron-withdrawing substituents under mild reaction conditions (in methanol at 60 degrees C). Further, the nanobox inhibits both dehalogenation and vinyl hydrogenation reactions, which are common limitations of state-of-the-art Pd-based catalysts. Because the reactions result in pure aniline products, the need for separation by column chromatography is eliminated. The resulting anilines are easily separated from the methanolic reaction solution in just three simple steps (centrifugation, decantation, and drying). If employed in industrial processes, catalysts of this kind would significantly reduce the amount of waste organic solvent generated and thus satisfy the need for sustainable chemical processes.


Publié dans:
Chemsuschem, 11, 18, 3131-3138
Année
Sep 21 2018
Publisher:
Weinheim, WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
ISSN:
1864-5631
1864-564X
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