Hydroformylation in the Realm of Scents

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  • Prof. Dr. Elena V. Gusevskaya,

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    1. Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)
    • Elena V. Gusevskaya, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

      Armin Börner, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A. Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany)

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  • Jhonny Jiménez-Pinto,

    1. Miltitz Aromatics GmbH, PF1355, 06756 Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Armin Börner

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    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A. Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany)
    • Elena V. Gusevskaya, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

      Armin Börner, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V. A. Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany)

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Abstract

Metal (Co, Rh, Pt/Sn)-catalyzed homogeneous hydroformylation reactions produce aldehydes, acetals, and alcohols, respectively, which are important aroma compounds that are used as ingredients in numerous perfumes, flavors, and foodstuffs. Indeed, not only the products, but also several olefins that are used as starting material have a pleasant scent. In this review, different methods for hydroformylation reactions are discusses, together with the typical aroma properties of the educts and products. We will show that hydroformylation is one of the most attractive synthetic methods in this area. Interestingly, its value seems to be rather underestimated and a re-evaluation may be necessary.

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