Effect of reaction solvent on the hydrogenation of isophthalonitrile for meta-xylylendiamine preparation

Sung Wook Row, Tae Young Chae, Kye Sang Yoo, Sang Duek Lee, Do Weon Lee, Yonggun Shul

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Abstract

This study focused on the effects of reaction solvent on the hydrogenation of isophthalonitrile (IPN) to produce m-Xylylenediamine (MXDA) over Ni-based commercial catalyst. The hydrogenation was carried out using various reaction solvents such as 1-methylimidazole, mesitylene, benzyl ether and isopropanol under various reaction conditions. It was observed that 1-methylimiazole outperformed the other reaction solvent, exhibiting a high MXDA yield and producing a low concentration of undesirable products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-928
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume85
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1

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