Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 439–446

Tuning the Behavior of Au and Pt Catalysts for the Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Nitroaromatic Compounds

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-011-9668-z

Cite this article as:
Serna, P., Boronat, M. & Corma, A. Top Catal (2011) 54: 439. doi:10.1007/s11244-011-9668-z


Efficient catalysts for the synthesis of functionalized anilines from the corresponding substituted nitroaromatics should combine an excellent chemoselectivity with a high hydrogenation activity. Attempts to increase the activity of the Au/TiO2 catalyst and to improve the selectivity of traditional Pt catalysts, based on a previous understanding of the mode of action of supported gold and platinum nanoparticles, are reviewed and discussed.


CatalysisGoldPlatinumHydrogenationStructure–activity relationshipsStrong metal support interactions

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC)Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasValenciaSpain