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Hydrogenation of α‑Pinene over Platinum Nanoparticles Reduced and Stabilized by Sodium Lignosulfonate

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posted on 09.04.2020, 14:07 by Xiangyun Chen, Bing Yuan, Fengli Yu, Yuxiang Liu, Congxia Xie, Shitao Yu
A one-pot clean preparation procedure and catalytic performance of platinum nanoparticles (NPs) reduced and stabilized by sodium lignosulfonate in aqueous solution are reported. No other chemical reagents are needed during the metal reduction and stabilization step, thanks to the active participation of sodium lignosulfonate (SLS). UV–vis, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), 1H NMR, 195Pt NMR, and two-dimensional heteronuclear single-quantum coherence (2D HSQC) NMR studies were thoroughly performed to analyze the formation, particle size, and main lattice planes of NPs, the valence-state changes of the metal, and structural changes of SLS. An ecofriendly selective synthesis of cis-pinane from an abundant renewable natural resource, α-pinene, was developed in the presence of the prepared Pt NP aqueous system. Furthermore, this catalyst system was proved to show easy recovery and stable reusability by five-run tests. The synergistic effect of SLS reduction and stabilization not only avoided the introduction of conventional reducing agents and stabilizers but also made full use of the byproducts of the pulp and paper industry. This proved to be an environmentally friendly method for converting the natural resource α-pinene to cis-pinane.