Pt@ZIF-8 composite for the regioselective hydrogenation of terminal unsaturations in 1,3-dienes and alkynes

Casey J. Stephenson, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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Pt@ZIF-8 composites with crystallite sizes of ca. 150 nm were synthesized. The composite was used as a catalyst for the regioselective hydrogenation of trans-1,3-hexadiene to 3-hexene. 1-Hexyne was hydrogenated to 1-hexene and hexane while 3-hexyne did not react. In all cases, the Pt@ZIF-8 composite had higher selectivity than Pt/C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-452
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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