Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 37

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_01i/2011Inside Cover: A General and Efficient Iridium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Olefins (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2011)

With respect to scale, hydroformylation of aliphatic olefins is the most important homogeneous catalytic reaction. More than 8 million tons of oxo products are annually produced by this method. In their Communication on page 280 ff., Beller and co-workers report on a general protocol for the catalytic hydroformylation of olefins using Ir precursors and phosphine ligands. By carefully controlling the conditions, unwanted hydrogenation side reactions are prevented.

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