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Title: Studies in the reduction of ketones : Promotion of the hydrogenation of ketones over Raney Nickel catalyst (Part I); The stereochemistry of the catalytic reduction of ketones (Part II)
Author: Blance, Robert Bruce
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1957
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Various methods of promoting Raney Nickel in hydrogenation reactions have been described in the literature. Confining attention to the reduction of the carbonyl group, these methods have been compared and a more effective method of promotion has been developed in which the catalyst is platinised with a triethylamine chloroplatinic acid complex and then treated with sodium hydroxide. Experimental observations indicate that the action of sodium hydroxide in the promotion of the hydrogenation may be interpreted as overcoming a retardation caused by the alcoholic products of the reaction.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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