Hydrogenation of α-alkylfurfuryl alcohols over an Ni-ZnO catalyst

  • N. I. Shuikin
  • I. F. Bel'skii
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In the hydrogenation of α-alkylfurfuryl alcohols in the vapor phase over an Ni-ZnO catalyst at 200–250°, reduction of the hydroxy group occurs with formation of 2-alkylfurans; these compounds are converted, partially or completely according to the temperature, into the corresponding aliphatic ketones as a result of the hydrogenolysis of the ring at the C-O bond.


Hydrogenation Alcohol Ketone Vapor Phase Hydroxy Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Shuikin
    • 1
  • I. F. Bel'skii
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinskii Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR

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