The stereochemistry of organometallic compounds. XXXIX. Hydroformylation of alkenes containing sulfur and oxygen substituents: A potential route to 1, 4-dialdehydes

Eva M. Campi, W. Roy Jackson, Patrick Perlmutter, E. Elizabeth Tasdelen

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Rhodium-catalysed hydroformylation of a series of unsaturated thioethers, dithians, dioxans and dioxolans has been shown to give aldehydes in very good yield. The regioselectivity in some cases appears to be influenced by coordination between the rhodium catalyst and the sulfur substituent especially when dodecacarbonyltetrarhodium is used as the catalyst precursor. At tempts to convert dithian and dioxan aldehydes into 1, 4-dialdehydes were unsuccessful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-1007
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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