Carbonylation Reactions of Organic Halides by Tetrakis(Triphenylphosphine)Nickel (O) and Palladium (O) Carbonyl Complexes under Mild Conditions

  • Masanobu Hidai
  • Yasuzo Uchida
  • Ikuei Ogata


Synthesis of carboxylic acids and esters by carbonylation reactions at atmospheric pressure using transition metal catalysts is currently receiving considerable attention and has recently been reviewed by Cassar, Chiusoli, and Guerrieri.1 Nickel-thiourea complexes,2 nickel tetracarbonyl,3 cobalt carbonyl anion,4 and an iodide-promoted rhodium compound5 are, for example, used for carbonylation reactions of organic halides under mild conditions. Coordination of carbon monoxide to metals (metal carbonyl complexes), oxidative additon of organic halides to low-valent transition metal complexes with the formation of carbon-metal bonds, and insertion of carbon monoxide into carbon-metal bonds with the formation of acyl complexes are important elementary processes involved in these reactions. We wish here to report the recent results of the study on carbonylation reactions of organic halides by tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)nickel (O) and palladium (O) carbonyl complexes under mild conditions.6


Benzoyl Chloride Methyl Benzoate Carbonyl Complex Carbonylation Reaction Allyl Chloride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masanobu Hidai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yasuzo Uchida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ikuei Ogata
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial ChemistryUniversity of TokyoHongo, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Chemical Laboratory for IndustryHonmachi, Shibuya-ku, TokyoJapan

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