What is it about?
The book chapter is about ruthenium-catalyzed hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis reactions and its recent advancements in efficient and highly selective chemical transformations. The chapter discusses the properties of ruthenium and introduces the concept of catalytic function as the basis for the rational design of ruthenium catalysts. The chapter emphasizes the principles of dissociative adsorption of hydrogen and applies these principles to the conversion of typical biomolecules such as cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. The chapter also highlights the characteristic features that make ruthenium catalysis one of the most outstanding tools for implementing sustainable chemical transformations.
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Why is it important?
The information presented in the book chapter is important because it highlights the recent advancements in ruthenium-catalyzed hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis reactions, which have become essential tools for efficient and highly selective chemical transformations. The detailed understanding of the catalytic pathways has enabled researchers to improve known transformations and realize new transformations in biomass conversion, which is important for developing sustainable and environmentally friendly processes for the production of chemicals, fuels, and materials. The rational design of ruthenium catalysts based on the concept of catalytic function and the principles of dissociative adsorption of hydrogen has allowed for the development of more effective and selective catalysts. Furthermore, the conversion of typical biomolecules such as cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin using ruthenium catalysis offers promising opportunities for the sustainable utilization of renewable resources. Overall, the information presented in the book chapter has implications for the development of greener and more sustainable chemical processes.
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This page is a summary of: Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis with Ruthenium Catalysts and Application to Biomass Conversion, January 2022, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97034.
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