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Raney Nickel

General Information:

CAS Number: 7440-02-3

Appearance: Grey powder

Common Uses:

Catalyst for the reduction of nitro groups to amines

Catalyst for the reduction of nitrile groups to amines


Raney nickel is a pyrophoric material and needs to be handled under an inert atmosphere.


1) Patent Reference: WO2013134298, page 42, (4.1 MB)

2) Patent Reference: WO2014149164, page 214, (23.7 MB)

3) Wikipedia: Raney nickel (link)

4) Raney-Nickel (link)