Patent Number: 6,307,104

Title: Process for producing a primary amine compound

Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing both of a primary amine compound and an alkylene oxide adduct thereto, given that the both are excellent in color, with high yield. That is, the process comprises hydrogenating a nitrile compound in the presence of a Raney catalyst comprising 90 to 96% by weight of Ni, 3 to 9% by weight of Al and 0.5 to 3% by weight of Mo being based on the total of the atoms of Ni, Al and Mo to obtain the primary amine compound. Further, an alkylene oxide may be added thereto to obtain an alkylene oxide adduct to the primary amine compound.

Inventors: Yoshida; Wataru (Wakayama, JP), Fukushima; Tetsuaki (Wakayama, JP)

Assignee: Kao Corporation

International Classification: C07C 209/00 (20060101); C07C 209/48 (20060101); C07C 209/48 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018