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Ruthenium(0) nanoclusters supported on hydroxyapatite: highly active, reusable and green catalyst in the hydrogenation of aromatics under mild conditions with an unprecedented catalytic lifetime

2010-01-01
Zahmakiran, Mehmet
Tonbul, Yalcin
Özkar, Saim
The preparation of ruthenium(0) nanoclusters supported on hydroxyapatite and their characterization by a combination of complementary techniques are described. The resultant ruthenium(0) nanoclusters provide high activity and reusability in the complete hydrogenation of aromatics under mild conditions (at 25 degrees C and with 42 psi initial H(2) pressure).