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Carbon-Supported Raney Nickel Catalyst for Acetone Hydrogenation with High Selectivity

SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Beijing 100013, China
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Molecules 2020, 25(4), 803; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040803
Received: 14 January 2020 / Revised: 8 February 2020 / Accepted: 11 February 2020 / Published: 13 February 2020
Catalysts with high selectivity play key roles in green chemistry. In this work, a granular Raney Ni catalyst using carbon as support (Raney Ni/C) was developed by mixing phenolic resin with Ni-Al alloy, conducting carbonization at high temperature, and leaching with alkaline liquor. The as-prepared Raney Ni/C catalyst is suitable for use in fix-bed reactors. Moreover, it shows high activity and selectivity for catalytic acetone hydrogenation. For instance, at the reaction temperature of 120 °C, the conversion of acetone can reach up to 99.9% and the main byproduct methyl isobutylcarbinol (MIBC) content can be diminished to 0.02 wt%. The Raney Ni/C may represent a new type of shaped Raney metal catalysts, which are important fix-bed catalysts in chemical industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon-support; Raney nickel; acetone hydrogenation; acidity carbon-support; Raney nickel; acetone hydrogenation; acidity
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Lu, S.; Wu, J.; Peng, H.; Chen, Y. Carbon-Supported Raney Nickel Catalyst for Acetone Hydrogenation with High Selectivity. Molecules 2020, 25, 803.

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