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Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis

  1. M. L. Parr

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia038

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Parr, M. L. 2006. Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

Abstract

This article reviews homogeneously catalyzed carbonylation reactions with particular emphasis on catalytic hydroformylation using cobalt, rhodium, platinum, and palladium complexes. The carbonylation of methanol based on rhodium and iridium complexes (Monsanto and Cativa processes, respectively) is also discussed. Examples of the utility of carbonylation in the synthesis of complex molecules are given.

Keywords:

  • carbon monoxide;
  • transition metals;
  • organometallic;
  • migratory insertion