SPECIALTY CHEMICALS


Precious and base metal catalysts for specialty chemicals production Johnson Matthey

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of both precious and base metal catalysts

Johnson Matthey is a leading supplier of high performance process catalysts – both precious and base metal – for a diverse range of market applications. Below is a list of specialty chemicals that are produced with our catalysts. Please, contact us for further details and advice.

Hydrogenation reactions:

  • Hydrogenation of dinitrotoluene to toluenediamine (Sponge Metal™ and Pd on carbon)
  • Hydrogenation of 1,4-butynediol to 1,4-butanediol (Sponge Metal)
  • Hydrogenation of  4-hydroxybutyraldehyde to 1,4-butanediol (Sponge Metal)
  • Hydrogenation of 3-hydroxypropanal to 1,3-propanediol (Sponge Metal)
  • Hydrogenation of olefins to alkanes (e.g. Crotonaldehyde to butyraldehyde and sulfolene to sulfolane) (Sponge Metal)


Dehydrogenation reactions:

  • Dehydrogenation of alcohols to acetone (Sponge Metal)


Other reactions:

  • Reductive alkylation from aliphatic primary amine to tertiary dimethyl aliphatic amine (Sponge Metal)
  • Reductive alkylation of amines with ketones to produce rubber antioxidants such as 6PPD (Pt on carbon)
  • Aldolisation and hydrogenation of acetone to MIBK (Pd on ion exchange resin)