The complex cis-[[graphic omitted]Ph2)] is eight times more active than the classic Monsanto catalyst [RhI2(CO)2]– for the carbonylation of methanol at 185 °C offering the first promoted system effective under conditions which allow industrially realistic rates; the X-ray crystal structure of the analogue cis-[[graphic omitted]Ph2)] is reported together with in situ spectroscopic evidence for species in the catalytic cycle.
|Translated title of the contribution||cis-[RhI(CO)(Ph2PCH2P(S)Ph2)]: a new catalyst for methanol carbonlylation|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society: Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|