P-We-157 Improved Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Aromatic Nitrogroups with Precious Metal Powder Catalysts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jaime R. Blanton1, Konrad Möbus2, Dorit Wolf2 and Stefan D. Wieland2, (1)Research & Technology, Evonik Degussa Corporation, Calvert City, KY, (2)Research & Technology, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Hanau Wolfgang, Germany
The selective hydrogenation of substituted aromatic nitrogroups is of special interest in the field of applied industrial catalysts and, in particular, for the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries. Iron modified platinum catalysts show improved selectivity over the existing commercial catalysts and without requiring environmentally hazardous modifiers.

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