Specialty hydrogenation catalysts
Today, with over 70 years of catalyst development expertise in a broad range of specialty applications, “CRI Catalyst Leuna GmbH”, delivers a full slate of proprietary and custom catalysts to our valued customers. Areas where CRI offers high performance catalysts include but are not limited to:
Hydrogenation of nitro compounds to amines
CRI offers multiple catalyst products for the reduction (hydrogenation) of aliphatic nitro compounds to their corresponding amines. The types of catalyst available include nickel, copper, cobalt, and combinations thereof on a wide variety of carriers.
Hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol
CRI offers catalysts for the hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol. The bulk nickel catalysts are available in tablet or extrudate form on a variety of carriers suited for the specific working environment.
Hydrogenation of resins
CRI offers catalyst products for the hydrogenation of resin streams. The bulk nickel catalysts are available in tablet or extrudate form. These high activity nickel catalysts demonstrate a high tolerance for typical poisons contributing to an extended catalyst life while minimizing potential side reactions.
CRI offers multiple catalyst products for the hydrogenation of aromatic compounds in solvent streams. Both bulk and impregnated nickel products are available. The catalysts offered are commercially proven to yield high activity and long life in a wide variety of solvent streams.
Hydrogenation of phenylacetylene to styrene
CRI offers catalysts for the hydrogenation of phenylacetylene to styrene (PAR reaction). Due to the exceptional commercial performance, the palladium-based catalyst operates in multiple styrene production plants around the world.