High activity cobalt based catalysts for the carbonylation of methanol

Andrew C. Marr, Evert J. Ditzel, Attila C. Benyei, P. Lightfoot, David J. Cole-Hamilton*

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[Cp(*)Co(CO)2] in the presence of PEt3 and Mel catalyses the carbonylation of methanol with initial rates up to 44 mol dm-3 h-1 before decaying to a second catalytic phase with rates of 3 mol dm-3 h-1; [CoI(CO)2(PEt3)2], which is trigonal bipyramidal with axial PEt3 ligands, has been isolated from the final reaction solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1380
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 07 Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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