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Disclosed is a process for preparing a colorant of the formula

wherein M is an atom or group of atoms capable of bonding to the central cavity of a phthalocyanine molecule, wherein axial ligands optionally can be attached to M, which comprises (a) reacting 3-n-pentadecylphenol with 4-nitrophthalonitrile in the presence of a base to form an alkylarylether adduct of phthalonitrile; and (b) reacting the alkylarylether adduct of phthalonitrile with either (i) a metal compound, or (ii) an ammonia-releasing compound in the presence of an alkanolamine solvent, or (iii) mixtures of (i) and (ii), to form the colorant.

Title
Methods for preparing phthalocyanine compositions
Application Number
10/72237
Publication Number
6476219 (B1)
Application Date
February 8, 2002
Publication Date
November 5, 2002
Inventor
Hadi K Mahabadi
Toronto
US
Paul F Smith
Oakville
US
Marko D Saban
Etobicoke
US
Carol A Jennings
Toronto
US
Nan Xing Hu
Oakville
US
Randall R Bridgeman
Hubbard
OR, US
Michael B Meinhardt
Salem
OR, US
Jeffrey H Banning
Hillsboro
OR, US
Roger E Gaynor
Oakville
US
James D Mayo
Mississauga
US
James M Duff
Mississauga
US
Agent
Judith L Byorick
US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
C07D 487/22
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