Highly selective hydroformylation of long-chain alkenes in a supercritical fluid ionic liquid biphasic system

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Abstract

Continuous-flow rhodium-catalysed hydroformylation of long chain alkenes has been achieved with selectivities to the desired linear aldehyde of 92% and minimum rhodium loss, using a xantphos-derived ligand attached to an imidazolium salt in a supercritical fluid-ionic liquid system. The effect of oxygen in the system can be ameliorated to some extent by adding a simple sulfonated triphenylphosphine to the catalytic solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1476-1481
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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