C-N bond hydrogenolysis of aniline and cyclohexylamine over TaO:X-Al2O3

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TaOx grafted onto Al2O3 is investigated for C-N bond cleavage of amines under H2 pressure. Heteroaromatics such as aniline are stoichiometrically denitrogenated at high temperature, while cyclohexylamine is catalytically denitrogenated. UV-visible and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicate the formation of a stable Ta-N species in the former case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6001-6004
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Materials Chemistry

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