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Phosphine Ligands for the Hydroformylation of Allyl Alcohol

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 3 ]


Wilhelm Jan Tic and Antoni Zoltanski   Pages 155 - 165 ( 11 )


Allyl alcohol has become an attractive feedstock for commercial organic synthesis after the development and technical-scale implementation of cost-effective methods for its manufacturing. Its major applications include hydroformylation to obtain C4 aldehyde alcohols in the presence of catalytic rhodium complexes, followed by their hydrogenation to 1,4-butanediol as the principal product. The development of phosphine ligands that are used in the hydroformylation reaction and commercial processes to obtain 1,4-butanediol from allyl alcohol are discussed.


Allyl alcohol, phosphine ligands, rhodium catalyst, hydroformylation, 1, 4-butanediol preparation.


Department of Environmental Engineering, Opole University of Technology, ul. S. Mikołajczyka 5, 45-271 Opole, Poland.

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