Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
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Parr, M. L. 2006. Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
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.
- carbon monoxide;
- transition metals;
- migratory insertion