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High Active Catalyst of the Cu–Ag Bimetal Supported on Defect KTaO3 Nanosheets for the Selective Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde to Cinnamyl Alcohol

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posted on 2024-03-18, 06:44 authored by Yuxuan Ma, Dan He, Zhixing Hu, Huiqin Li, Xiaojing Wang
To individually and effectively generate unsaturated alcohols via the hydrogenation of –CO in α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is a challenging reaction. In this investigation, Cu–Ag bimetallic nanoparticles supported on ultrathin KTaO3 nanosheets were successfully developed as a multifunctional catalyst for the precise hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde (CMA) to cinnamyl alcohol (CMO) under room temperature and atmospheric pressure conditions. The catalyst with the optimal component ratio (Cu1–Ag2/5KTaO3) exhibits 100% conversion of CMA and 100% selectivity for CMO. It reveals that ultrathin KTaO3 NS offers surface defects and rich Lewis basic sites, which could selectively chemisorb and activate CMA molecules via Ta–OC coordination. The superior catalytic performance for hydrogenation is attributed to the synergistic effect of Cu, Ag, and KTaO3 NS. This work provides a strategy to guide the design of highly selective catalysts with functional metal sites for the precise hydrogenation of organic compounds containing multiple unsaturated chemical bonds.