Rhodium(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Catalysts for Hydroformylation of Olefins: An Overview

Author(s): Ana R. Almeida, Andreia F. Peixoto, Mario J. F. Calvete, Pedro M. P. Gois, Mariette M. Pereira

Journal Name: Current Organic Synthesis

Volume 8 , Issue 5 , 2011


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Abstract:

The present state of art on the application of carbene-rhodium complexes as stable catalysts for hydroformylation reaction is described. A critical analysis of the influence of pressure and temperature on the hydroformylation of non-modified rhodium complexes and those ones described in the presence of carbenes is also done. Finally, a set of experiments using NHCs prepared by us at different reactions conditions is presented and discussed.

Keywords: Aliphatic olefins, hydroformylation, rhodium, N-heterocyclic carbene ligands, Rhodium-NHC Complexes, Rhodium-Carbonyl Complexes, Influence of pressure, styrene, Influence of Temperature

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VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2011
Page: [764 - 775]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/157017911796957339
Price: $65

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