Burridge, Elaine
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/7/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p38
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the chemical aniline. The chemical's main use, accounting for 74% of consumption, is in methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate, primarily used in rigid polyurethane foams. Most production of aniline is based on the catalytic hydrogenation of nitrobenzene, where benzene is mixed with a solution of nitric acid, hydrogenated and then purified by distillation.


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