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A form of nickel catalyst with a high surface area, used in organic hydrogenation reactions.
- ‘Among the metal catalysts useful for this reaction in the laboratory are finely divided nickel (called Raney nickel after the chemist who developed it in 1927), platinum, palladium, and rhodium.’
- ‘Raney nickel alloys have been used for years to produce active electrocatalysts for various reactions.’
1930s: named after Murray Raney (1885–1966), US engineer.
Raney nickel/ˈrāni ˌnik(ə)l/
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