Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 7–16 | Cite as

High pressure nitration of toluene using nitrogen dioxide on zeolite catalysts

  • D. B. Akolekar
  • G. Lemay
  • A. Sayari
  • S. Kaliaguine


Nitration of toluene by nitrogen dioxide in the presence of zeolite catalysts was carried out in a high pressure reaction system. Different zeolites (viz. H-ZSM-5, H-mordenite, HY etc.) were used as catalysts. The effects of NO2/toluene molar ratio and the total pressure on the formation of mono- and di-nitrotoluenes were also investigated. The N2-sorption capacity, X-ray diffraction analysis and catalytic activity measurements of the regenerated HY catalyst revealed that the HY catalyst can be reused.


Zeolite Toluene Nitration Nitrogen Dioxide Zeolite Catalyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. B. Akolekar
    • 1
  • G. Lemay
    • 1
  • A. Sayari
    • 1
  • S. Kaliaguine
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Génie Chimique et CERPICUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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