Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2275-2286.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201703021 Previous Articles     Next Articles



张亦伟, 陈艺林, 方霄龙, 袁友珠, 朱红平   

  1. 厦门大学化学化工学院 固体表面物理化学国家重点实验室 醇醚酯清洁生产国家工程实验室 厦门 361005
  • 收稿日期:2017-03-10 修回日期:2017-05-02 发布日期:2017-05-17
  • 通讯作者: 袁友珠, 朱红平;
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Advances for the Ruthenium Complexes-Based Homogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation of Oxalates to Ethylene Glycol

Zhang Yiwei, Chen Yilin, Fang Xiaolong, Yuan Youzhu, Zhu Hongping   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, National Engineering Laboratory for Green Chemical Productions of Alcohols-Ethers-Esters, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
  • Received:2017-03-10 Revised:2017-05-02 Published:2017-05-17
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201703021;
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    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21473142, 91545115, 21473145) and the Innovative Research Team of China (Nos. IRT_14R31, J1310024).

Hydrogenation of oxalates is one of the important organic reactions, which has an ultimate use for the industrial production of ethylene glycol. The studies on the ruthenium complexes-based homogeneous catalytic reaction systems are herein summarized. With the focus on the catalytic reaction systems, the important factors with significant influences on the oxalate transformation efficiency as well as the product selectivity are discussed, including temperature, H2 pressure, catalyst concentration, reaction duration, additives, and so on. The catalytic reaction mechanisms are also discussed in detail, where the mechanism for the H2-heterolysis promoted under the metal-ligand cooperation for the oxalate hydrogenation to ethylene glycol is enhanced. This study would be useful for designing the new catalyst applicable in industry.

Key words: hydrogenation of oxalate, ruthenium complexes-based homogeneous catalytic system, ethylene glycol, reaction conditions, catalytic mechanism