Remarkable selectivity is achieved in the cleavage of benzyl ethers using ball-shaped palladium nanocatalysts, Pd@MCM-48, in an MCM-48 matrix. The unique nanocatalysts not only feature unprecedented complete hydrogenolysis selectivity of a benzyl ether over hydrogenation of a double bond, but also demonstrate selective cleavage of unsubstituted benzyl ether over substituted benzyl ethers.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry