Synthesis of High Purity p-Phenylenediamine from p-Nitroaniline by Catalytic Hydrogenation

Pd/C촉매하 파라니트로아닐린 수소첨가에 의한 고순도 파라페닐렌디아민의 합성공정

  • Received : 1999.10.11
  • Accepted : 1999.11.22
  • Published : 1999.12.10


Optimum conditions of the hydrogenation of PNA to pure PPD were determined in a three-phase slurry reactor with suspended Pd/C catalyst particles. Minimization of mass transfer resistances at the interfaces of both gas-liquid and liquid-catalyst particles and control of overall reaction rate on catalyst surface leaded to decrease the hydrogen starvation on reaction active sites and to reduce the side reactions during hydrogenation. The optimum temperature, pressure, and catalysst concentration were confirmed to be in the range of $60^{\circ}C$, 60~70 psig, and 1~2 g-cat/L, respectively. Reaction rate was zero order with respect to the concentration of PNA and 1st order with respect to the pressure of hydrogen(P). Overall rate expression of the reaction was $R_A=6.44{\times}10^6{\cdot}H{\cdot}P{\cdot}m{\cdot}$exp(-4659/T) where H is constant, m is concentration of catalyst, and T is temperature.


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