Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 3463–3474

A review of biphasic hydroformylation for long chain substrates

Authors

  • Chaitali De
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
  • Rumpa Saha
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
  • Sumanta K. Ghosh
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
  • Aniruddha Ghosh
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
  • Kakali Mukherjee
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
  • Subhendu Sekhar Bhattacharyya
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Burdwan
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11164-012-0891-4

Cite this article as:
De, C., Saha, R., Ghosh, S.K. et al. Res Chem Intermed (2013) 39: 3463. doi:10.1007/s11164-012-0891-4

Abstract

The regioselective hydroformylation reactions of long chain olefins catalyzed by different unmodified and modified Co-based, Rh-based catalysts are summarized. The mechanism of homogeneous hydroformylation reactions using Co-based/Rh-based catalysts (unmodified) showed inhibition of reaction rate due to higher partial pressure of CO and also caused difficulty in separating catalysts from the product mixture. Hydroformylation reactions in biphasic medium using water soluble catalysts (Rh, Co, Ru/TPPTS) with an effective surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), are discussed. The homogeneous biphasic systems are not applicable for long chain olefins due to their low solubility in aqueous phase.

Keywords

Hydroformylation Long chain substrates Surfactant

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