Archived: Development of Economic, Selective and Scalable Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation Processes – An Integrated Approach

Date: 06 July 2022

Time: 15:00 (BST), 16.00 (CEST), 10.00 (EDT), 7.00 (PDT)

An average of 10 to 20 % of all chemical steps in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals are heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenations. There is an enormous amount of literature and patent information that shows the broad application range and versatility of catalytic hydrogenation. Many monographs and serials deal with either the organic chemistry or catalysis or reaction engineering aspects of catalytic hydrogenation. There is however scarce comprehensive information on catalytic hydrogenation that covers all important aspects and which sheds light on the  importance of a multidisciplinary approach for the successful development of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation processes.

Practice shows that due to the complexity of heterogeneous catalysis, the potential of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation is often not fully tapped.

The aim of this free to attend webinar  was to show the importance of an integrative approach covering organic chemistry, surface catalysis and chemical reaction engineering.

In a practical example – hydrogenation of o-nitro-benzonitrile to o-amino-benzonitrile – it was be demonstrated how a high selectivity for this process can be achieved by way of (1) chemical system selection (catalyst type, solvent, modifiers), (2) operating conditions (pressure, temperature, catalyst loading) and (3) reaction technique and mode of operation (stirred tank reactor, tubular fixed bed reactor, batch mode, semibatch mode, continuous mode), with a minimum of experimental effort.

Who Should Attend?

  • Organic chemists
  • process development chemists
  • reaction engineers
  • production chemists
  • technicians

This FREE to Attend Webinar was presented by Dr Felix Roessler

Felix is tutor of the popular course Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation which is taking place in Frankfurt, September 5-6, 2022. So for a more in depth view on this topic, please join him in Germany.


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