Phase equilibrium-driven selective hydrogenation of limonene in high-pressure carbon dioxide

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Abstract

Pressure-tuning of selectivity in the hydrogenation of limonene in carbon dioxide was found in biphasic systems, close but below the critical conditions of the reaction mixture, where hydrogen solubility in the liquid is highly dependent on pressure. The subtle effects of pressure on the two-phase region in CO2 + H-2 + a liquid reagent mixtures are essential factors in determining hydrogenation rates and selectivities in high-pressure carbon dioxide.
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Pages (from-to)427-430
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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