Single-step conversion of dimethyl terephthalate into cyclohexanedimethanol with Ru5PtSn, a trimetallic nanoparticle catalyst

Ana B. Hungria, Robert Raja, Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain, John Meurig Thomas, Paul A. Midgley, Vladimir Golovko, Brian F.G. Johnson

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Highly active and selective: A supported Ru5PtSn nanoparticle cluster (the picture shows an axial projection of a tomogram), prepared from the carbonyl cluster [PtRu5(CO)15(μ-SnPh 2)(μ6-C)], is an excellent catalyst in the single-step hydrogenation of dimethyl terephthalate to cyclohexanedimethanol under mild conditions (100°C, 20 bar H2). (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4782-4785
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
StatePublished - Jul 17 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron microscopy
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogenation
  • Nanoparticles
  • Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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