Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3525-3531

Liquid-phase catalytic hydrogenation of unsaturated ethers

Libor Červený, Stanislav Šabata and Vlastimil Růžička

Department of Organic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Catalytic hydrogenations of 3-phenyloxy-1-propene, 3-phenyl-3-methoxy-1-propene, and 1-phenyl-3-methoxy-1-propene were studied at normal conditions, in substance, in methanol, and in cyclohexane on platinum and palladium carrier catalysts. The hydrogenations were usually accompanied by hydrogenolysis of the ether bond. The effects of the substance structure, solvent, and catalyst type on the course of the hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis were examined. Reaction schemes were suggested, described in some cases by power 1st order kinetic equations.