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Keywords:

  • alcohols;
  • alkenes;
  • hydrogenation;
  • hydroformylation;
  • rhodium
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Growing chains: Kyoko Nozaki's group at the University of Tokyo recently reported the highest yielding tandem hydroformylation/hydrogenation system for the production of one carbon chain-extended linear alcohols from terminal alkenes in 90 % yield.