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W.R. Grace and Co. Raney® 2400, slurry, in H2O, active catalyst

Nickel sponge, Raney Ni
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core: nickel
reagent type: catalyst


W.R. Grace and Co. Raney® 2400


in H2O

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100, 500 g in poly bottle


Used as reducing agent for hydrogenation of organic compounds, e.g. hydrogenation of nitriles to amines, reduction of aromatic groups to the corresponding saturated compounds, hydrogenation reaction of β-keto esters, rreduction of amination, and also used as 3-alkylation of oxindole with alcohol, and Ullman-type cross coupling, and dehalogenation reactions.

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Raney is a registered trademark of W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

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Hazard Classifications

Carc. 2 - Pyr. Liq. 1 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT RE 1

Storage Class Code

4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

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  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. What is the pH of the Raney® 2400 Nickel, Product 510033?

    The pH of the water layer is expected to be in the range of 8.5-12.5.

  6. What is the composition of the Raney® 2400 Nickel, Product 510033?

    According to the manufacturer, the Raney® 2400 Nickel contains about >81.0% nickel, 6.0-13.0% aluminum, 2.0-3.0% iron, and 2.0-3.0% chromium.

  7. What is the particle size of the Raney® 2400 Nickel, Product 510033, solid that is used in the slurry?

    The particle size is expected to be between 25-55 microns.

  8. What is the bulk density of Raney® 2400 Nickel, Product 510033?

    According to the manufacturer, the bulk density is about 15-17 lbs/gallon.

  9. In what applications can Raney® 2400 Nickel, Product 510033, be used?

    It is typically used as a hydrogenation catalyst for nitrile, olefin and nitro group reductions.

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