The carbonylation of methylacetate to acetic anhydride catalysed by [Cp*Rh(CO)2] in the absence of hydrogen

Andrew C. Marr, Philip Lightfoot, Evert J. Ditzel, Andrew D. Poole, Gary P. Schwarz, Douglas F. Foster, David J. Cole-Hamilton*

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Abstract

[Cp°Rh(CO)2] catalyses the carbonylation of methylacetate to acetic anhydride at 6.9 mol dm3 h-1 in the absence of hydrogen; [Cp*RhI2(CO)] which forms from it is also catalytically active giving rates of 1.2 mol dm3 h-1 under the same conditions. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-619
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2000

Keywords

  • Acetic anhydride
  • Carbonylation
  • Methyl acetate
  • Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl
  • Rhodium
  • WGSR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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