New phosphorus ligands for carbonylation catalysis

  • Alexandra M Miles-Hobbs

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


A range of fluorophosphite, diphosphite and pyridylphosphine ligands have been prepared and their application in alkene hydroformylation or alkyne methoxycarbonylation catalysis explored. In addition, 9-hospha[3.3.1]bicyclononane (Phobane, PhobPH) derived ligands have been
applied in Rh-catalysed asymmetric hydrogenation. The coordination chemistry of all the ligands has been investigated to probe their catalytic performance.
Date of Award1 Oct 2019
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Bristol
SupervisorChris A Russell (Supervisor) & Paul G Pringle (Supervisor)

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