Separation of phobane isomers by selective protonation

M R Eberhard, E Carrington-Smith, E E Drent, P S Marsh, A G Orpen, H Phetmung, P G Pringle

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The industrially important mixture of sym-and asym-phobanes are separated efficiently by selective protonation of the sym isomer with hydrochloric acid; carbonylation catalysts generated from diphosphanes derived from the separated isomers have quite different activities and product selectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1348
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


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