Synfacts 2019; 15(11): 1287
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690269
Polymer-Supported Synthesis
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Encapsulated Copper Nanoparticles for Hydrogenation of Aldehydes

Yasuhiro Uozumi
Anggi Eka Putra
Feng Y, Yan G, Wang T, Jia W, Zeng X. * Sperry J, Sun Y, Tang X, Lei T, Lin L. Xiamen University, Fujian Engineering and Research Centre of Clean and High-Valued Technologies for Biomass, Xiamen, and Henan Key Laboratory of Biomass Energy, P. R. of China; University of Auckland, New Zealand
Cu1–Cu0 Bicomponent [email protected] for Highly Selective Hydrogenation of Biomass Derived 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural.

Green Chem. 2019;
21: 4319-4323
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Publication Date:
18 October 2019 (online)



Copper nanoparticles encapsulated in a zeolitic imidazole framework ([email protected]), prepared as shown in equation 1, catalyzed the hydrogenation of aromatic aldehydes with hydrogen gas to give the corresponding alcohols in yields of 94–99% (eq. 2; 8 examples).



The [email protected] catalyst was characterized by means of XRD, XPS, AES, TEM, and HR-TEM analyses. In the hydrogenation of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural, the catalyst was recovered and reused four times without loss of its catalytic activity.