Increasing the aromatic selectivity of quinoline hydrogenolysis using Pd/MOx-Al2O3

Mark Bachrach, Natalia Morlanes-Sanchez, Christian P. Canlas, Jeffrey T. Miller, Tobin J. Marks, Justin M. Notestein*

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Catalysts consisting of Pd nanoparticles supported on highly dispersed TiOx-Al2O3, TaOx-Al2O3, and MoOx-Al2O3 are studied for catalytic quinoline hydrogenation and selective C-N bond cleavage at 275°C and 20 bar H2. The Pd/MOx-Al2O3 materials exhibit significantly greater aromatic product selectivity and thus 10-15 % less required H2 for a given level of denitrogenation relative to an unmodified Pd/Al2O3 catalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1832-1838
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2014


  • C-N bond cleavage
  • Hydrodenitrogenation
  • Molybdenum
  • Palladium
  • Quinoline
  • Supported metal oxides
  • Tantalum
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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