Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3532-3540

Hydrogenation and isomerisation of unsaturated compounds on a palladium catalyst

Libor Červený, Alena Lövyová and Vlastimil Růžička

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


Catalytic hydrogenation and simultaneous isomerisation of 1- and 2-hexene and of three unsaturated alcohols was studied under normal conditions on a palladium catalyst. The effect of solvents and of substrate structure on the course of this reaction is reported. The structure of the starting compound was found to have dominant effect on the selectivity of hydrogenation while solvents influenced significantly the reaction rate and selectivity of competition reactions of 1-hexene and unsaturated alcohols.