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Rhodium(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Catalysts for Hydroformylation of Olefins: An Overview

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 5 ]


Ana R. Almeida, Andreia F. Peixoto, Mario J. F. Calvete, Pedro M. P. Gois and Mariette M. Pereira   Pages 764 - 775 ( 12 )


The present state of art on the application of carbene-rhodium complexes as stable catalysts for hydroformylation reaction is described. A critical analysis of the influence of pressure and temperature on the hydroformylation of non-modified rhodium complexes and those ones described in the presence of carbenes is also done. Finally, a set of experiments using NHCs prepared by us at different reactions conditions is presented and discussed.


Aliphatic olefins, hydroformylation, rhodium, N-heterocyclic carbene ligands, Rhodium-NHC Complexes, Rhodium-Carbonyl Complexes, Influence of pressure, styrene, Influence of Temperature


Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal.

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