Highly selective hydrocyanation of butadiene toward 3-pentenenitrile

Laura Bini, Christian Mueller, Jos Wilting, Lars von Chrzanowski, Anthony L. Spek, Dieter Vogt

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A triptycene-based diphosphine ligand was synthesized in good yield following a new route. The corresponding Pt(II)- and Ni(0)complexes were characterized. In butadiene hydrocyanation the tript-PPh2Ni(cod) catalyst leads to exceptionally high selectivities for the linear product 3-pentenenitrile, combining high activity for both hydrocyanation and isomerization. This one-step procedure could be the key toward process intensification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12622-+
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2007


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