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Rhodium-Catalyzed Cyclocarbonylation of Alkynes to Hydroquinones

Authors

  • Dr. Holger Klein,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
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  • Dr. Ralf Jackstell,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
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  • Dr. Thomas Netscher,

    1. Research and Development, DSM Nutritional Products, CH-4002 Basel (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Werner Bonrath,

    1. Research and Development, DSM Nutritional Products, CH-4002 Basel (Switzerland)
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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113

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Abstract

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Cycle surprise: Ethyne as well as phenylactylene react with synthesis gas to hydroquinones in the presence of a Rh-phosphine catalyst. Especially in case of phenylacetylene, the presence of ammonia is essential for the reaction.

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