The origin of chemoselectivity in the hydrocarbonylation of alkenes catalysed by trialkylphosphine complexes of rhodium

P Cheliatsidou, DF White, David John Cole-Hamilton

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Abstract

The formation of monophosphine acyl intermediates explains why PPr3i and PBu3i generate aldehydes in alkene hydrocarbonylation reactions carried out in protic solvents, whilst PEt3, for which the acyl complex contains two phosphines, produces alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3425-3427
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • HYDROFORMYLATION
  • PHOSPHINES

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