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Metal–organic frameworks as selectivity regulators for hydrogenation reactions

Owing to the limited availability of natural sources, the widespread demand of the flavouring, perfume and pharmaceutical industries for unsaturated alcohols is met by producing them from ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes, through the selective hydrogenation of the carbon–oxygen group (in preference to the carbon–carbon group). However, developing effective catalysts for this transformation is challenging, because hydrogenation of the carbon–carbon group is thermodynamically favoured.
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