Process for conversion of cyanopyridines to nicotinamides and catalyst therefor, process for preparing said catalyst

The present invention relates to an improved process for conversion of cyanopyridines to nicotinamides. More particularly the present invention relates to preparation of nicotinamides and isonicotinamides which finds its usage in the preparation of anti-TB drug i.e. isoniazid and as an intermediate of vitamin B2. The present invention also relates to a process for a catalyst useful for the preparation of nicotinamide and isonicotinamide.

Patent Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

Patent No: US7345176 [USA]

Application No: 11/124,142

Inventor(s): Ray Subhash Chandra; Singh Baldev; Prasad Hiralal; Sarkar Prodyot Kumar; Dutta Pashupati; Roy Shyam Kishore; Bandyopadhyay Anup Kumar

Issue Date: 18-03-2008

Filing Date: 05-09-2005

Licensing Option: Laboratory willing to jointly develop technology with industrial partner.

Implementing institute: CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research [CSIR-CIMFR]

Funding agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

IPC Classification: C07D 213/81

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