O-Chloro Benzonitrile



O-chloro toluene is a starting material in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and dye intermediates


Salient Technical Features


•  Ammoxidation process for the synthesis of o-chloro benzonitrile from o-chloro toluene by using vapour phase fixed bed reactor

•  It is Continuous process


Scale of Development


At a catalyst scale of 15 gm, Lab. scale operation: 2 Kg product per day


Status of Commercialization


Seeking collaboration for pilot plant trails and commercialization


Major Raw Materials


•  O -chloro toluene; ammonia

•  Specific Raw Material Cost: 157 Rs./Kg


Major Plant Equipment and Machinery Required


•  Continuous vapour phase reactor


For further information please contact


CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Uppal Road, Tarnaka,
Hyderabad - 500 007
Phone: +91-40-21791623
E-mail: aau@iict.res.in