High iso aldehyde selectivity in the hydroformylation of short-chain alkenes

Leo Iu, José A. Fuentes, Mesfin Janka, Kevin J. Fontenot, Matthew L. Clarke

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Abstract

The hydroformylation of propene to give predominantly iso‐butanal has been achieved; class‐leading selectivity is possible even at higher temperatures that deliver fast conversion. Racemic rhodium complexes of bidentate phospholane phosphites derived from tropos‐biphenols and unusual solvent systems are the key to the selectivity observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2120-2124
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume58
Issue number7
Early online date18 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Enantioselective catalysis
  • Fluorinated solvents
  • Hydroformylation
  • Phosphorus ligands
  • Rhodium

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