Selective formation of pentan-3-one from carbon monoxide and ethene in methanol

RAM Robertson, AD Poole, MJ Payne, David John Cole-Hamilton

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Abstract

In the presence of rhodium complexes of triethylphosphine, CO and ethene react in methanol to give pentan-3-one with selectivities up to 85%; model studies and deuterium labelling suggest that the mechanism involves hydroxycarbene and eta(2)-3-oxopentyl derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1817-1819
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • HYDROCARBONYLATION
  • COMPLEXES
  • ETHYLENE
  • ALCOHOLS
  • ALKENES

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