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Carbonylation reactions

Communication 8. Carbonylation of 1-propanol and 1-butanol with carbon monoxide in the presence of cupric chloride

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1-Propanol and 1-butanol are carbonylated with CO in the presence of CuCl2 to give dialkyl carbonates at <100° and alkyl formates at >100°; at >100° the carbonylation is accompanied by dehydration and hydrochlorination reactions.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 4, pp. 804–806, April, 1973.

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Nefedov, B.K., Sergeeva, N.S. & Éidus, Y.T. Carbonylation reactions. Russ Chem Bull 22, 781–783 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00857049

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  • Carbonylation
  • Dehydration
  • CuCl2
  • Carbonylation Reaction
  • Dialkyl Carbonate