Raney nickel is a solid catalyst composed of fine grains of a nickel-aluminium alloy, used in many industrial processes. The removal of the aluminum results in a higher surface area for the Raney nickel, which gives high catalytic activity. A high catalytic activity, coupled with the fact that hydrogen is absorbed within the pores of the catalyst during activation, makes Raney nickel a useful catalyst for many hydrogenation reactions. Its structural and thermal stability allows its use under a wide range of reaction conditions.
Raney nickel is used in a large number of industrial processes and in organic synthesis because of its stability and high catalytic activity at room temperature.
For Hydrogenation Process.
It is typically used in the reduction of compounds that have multiple bonds, such as alkynes, alkenes, nitriles, dienes, aromatics and carbonyls.
Conversion of Dextrose to sorbitol.
Conversion of Nitro compounds to amines.
Conversion of Nitriles to amines.
Conversion of Olefins to paraffins.
Conversion of Acetylenes to paraffins.
It has also found use in the reductive alkylation of amines and the amination of alcohols.
Raney nickel will also act as a reagent to desulfurize organic compounds.
Planning of other catalyst in future
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