Raney ® Nickel Catalysts
We are a world leader in the supply of skeletal hydrogenation and dehydrogenation
products through our Raney® product line. Our expertise in the field
of surface chemistry is second to none. Our base metal Raney® products
provide unmatched performance in the synthesis of organic compounds for the fibers,
pharmaceuticals, plastics, perfumes, soaps, color couplers and the petroleum industries.
Our Raney catalyst family is an efficient class of catalyst available for numerous
organic processes including hydrogenations, ammonolysis, reductive alkylation, and
dehydrogenations. They are available in both slurry and fixed bed form. They are
usually made from nickel, cobalt, and copper base metals. Various promoter metals
(molybdenum, chromium, iron, etc.) can be added to the base metals to affect selectivity
and activity. With their high activity and selective characteristics, Raney catalysts
can be an effective and economically attractive catalyst to increase process throughput
while decreasing byproduct formation.