Highly regioselective isomerizing hydroformylation of long-chain internal olefins catalyzed by a rhodium bis(phosphite) complex

TitleHighly regioselective isomerizing hydroformylation of long-chain internal olefins catalyzed by a rhodium bis(phosphite) complex
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPandey, S, Chikkali, SH
JournalChemCatChem
Volume7
Issue21
Pagination3468-3471
Date PublishedNOV
ISSN1867-3880
Keywordsalkenes, bis(phosphite)s, Hydroformylation, isomerization, Rhodium
Abstract

The single-step synthesis, coordination behavior, and application of a bis(phosphite) ligand in the isomerizing hydroformylation of internal olefins was investigated. Interestingly, high-pressure NMR spectroscopy investigations revealed unexpected inequivalency of the two phosphorus nuclei, which display bisequatorial coordination of the bis(phosphite) ligand in a trigonal bipyramidal rhodium complex. Upon employment in the isomerizing hydroformylation of the exceedingly challenging plant oil derived substrate methyl oleate, the bis(phosphite) rhodium complex revealed an unprecedented linear selectivity of 75%.

DOI10.1002/cctc.201500743
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

4.724

Divison category: 
Polymer Science & Engineering