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

Zahmakiran M., Tonbul Y., ÖZKAR S.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol.46, no.26, pp.4788-4790, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 26
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c0cc00494d
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4788-4790
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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).