Process for preparing a catalyst for conversion of cyanopyridines to nicotinamides

Nicotinamides and isonicotinamides, used in the preparation of anti-TB drugs i.e. isoniazid and as an intermediate of vitamin B.sub.12 are prepared from cyanopyridines and nicotinamides. Catalysts useful for the preparation of nicotinamide and isonicotinamide.

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

Patent No: US7455827 [USA]

Application No: 11/337,542

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

Issue Date: 25-11-2008

Filing Date: 24-01-2006

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: C01G 45/02 (20060101), B01J 23/34 (20060101), C07D 207/44 (20060101), C07D 213/04 (20060101), C07D 277/02 (20060101)

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