"On-water" rhodium-catalysed hydroformylation for the production of linear alcohols

Olivier Diebolt, Christian Muller, Dieter Vogt

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Optimisation of the reaction conditions for the rhodium-catalysed aldehyde hydrogenation under hydroformylation conditions showed that water used as co-solvent enhances both rate and selectivity towards primary alcohols. One-pot hydroformylation-hydrogenation using rhodium as the only transition metal yielded alcohols in excellent selectivities and good linearities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-777
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science & Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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