cis-[RhI(CO)(Ph2PCH2P(S)Ph2)]: a new catalyst for methanol carbonylation

MJ Baker, MF Giles, AG Orpen, MJ Taylor, RJ Watt

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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 contributioncis-[RhI(CO)(Ph2PCH2P(S)Ph2)]: a new catalyst for methanol carbonlylation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society: Chemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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