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Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis

  1. M. L. Parr

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0036

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Parr, M. L. 2011. Carbonylation Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis . Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

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