New and Simple Strategy for Dechlorination of Nitrochlorobenzene over Ni/La-Al2O3 Nanocatalyst

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In this study simple catalytic test experiment was performed in a flask of rotary evaporator for dechlorination of nitrochlorobenzene (NCB) over two samples of Ni/LaAl2 O3 nanocatalysts (C1 and C2). In the reaction, Ni acts as a catalyst to collect hydrogen gas in aqueous solution and dissociate it to produce active hydrogen atoms for replacing the chlorine. The catalysts were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), BET specific surface area, and particle size analysis (PSA) techniques. The Ni/La-Al2 O3 catalyst prepared by aluminium nitrate exhibits greater specific surface area and higher dechlorination efficiency compared to sample prepared through aluminium triisopropoxide precursor.

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