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Selective Metal-Catalyzed Transfer of H2 and CO from Polyols to Alkenes

Authors

  • Dr. J. Johan Verendel,

    1. Department of Chemistry—BMC, Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box 576, 751 23, Uppsala (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 018-471-3818
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  • Michael Nordlund,

    1. Department of Chemistry—BMC, Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box 576, 751 23, Uppsala (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 018-471-3818
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  • Prof. Pher G. Andersson

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry—BMC, Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box 576, 751 23, Uppsala (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 018-471-3818
    2. Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Arrhenius Laboratory, SE-106 91, Stockholm (Sweden)
    3. School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University Road, Westville, Durban 4041 (South Africa)
    • Department of Chemistry—BMC, Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box 576, 751 23, Uppsala (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 018-471-3818
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Abstract

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Transmission of alcohols achieved: A method for the direct transfer of the CHOH function from simple polyols to alkenes has been developed. In a dual-reactor system, successive iridium-catalyzed dehydrogenations and decarbonylations of polyols such as glycerol and sorbitol generates a low pressure of syngas, which is directly used in ex situ alkene hydroformylation.

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