Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Jardine, F. H. 2011. Decarbonylation Catalysis. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
Aldehydes or acid chlorides can be decarbonylated to alkanes or alkenes respectively by rhodium complexes. However, α,ω-alkenals frequently isomerize to cyclic ketones. Palladium complexes decarbonylate aroyl cyanides. Stoichiometric reactions occur with many carbonyl compounds at low temperatures. Above 150°C, several of the reactions are catalytic. Aldehyde tautomers such as allylic alcohols or carbohydrates are also decarbonylated.
- acid chlorides;
- palladium complexes;
- rhodium complexes