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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(3): 211-215 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.188

Green Chemistry on Solid Support for Clean Synthesis

Mahesh K. Dalal

Abstract—R. Bruce Merrifield’s Peptide Synthesis in 1963 using cross linked polystyrene support opened an exciting area of research and since then many new reagent bound, substrate bound and catalyst bound methods have been developed. Present paper discusses some work on the polystyrene-divinylbenzene supported transition metal complex catalysts in general and Ruthenium-schiff base complex in particular and its application in different reactions viz. Hydrogenation of styrene to ethylbenzene and oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde. The polymer bound complex was found to be more effective than homogeneous counterpart. It was also found recyclable and reusable. Untapped potential of such catalysts is also discussed.

Index Terms—Green chemistry, hydrogenation, hazardous reactions, oxidation, polymer support, polymer supported catalysts

M. K. Dalal is with the Faith Industries Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, 380015 India (e-mail:,


Cite: Mahesh K. Dalal, "Green Chemistry on Solid Support for Clean Synthesis," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 211-215, 2012.

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