Water-soluble diphosphadiazacyclooctanes as ligands for aqueous organometallic catalysis

Jérôme Boulanger, Hervé Bricout, Sébastien Tilloy, Aziz Fihri, Christophe Len, Frédéric Hapiot, Éric Monflier

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Two new water-soluble diphosphacyclooctanes been synthesized and characterized by NMR and surface tension measurements. Both phosphanes proved to coordinate rhodium in a very selective way as well-defined bidentates were obtained. When used in Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation of terminal alkenes, both ligands positively impacted the reaction chemoselectivity. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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