A highly efficient catalyst precursor for ethanoic acid production: [RhCl(CO)(PEt3)2]; X-ray crystal and molecular structure of carbonyldiiodo(methyl)bis(triethylphosphine)rhodium(III)

Joanne Rankin, Andrew D. Poole, Attila C. Benyei, David J. Cole-Hamilton

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Under mild conditions, [RhI(CO)(PEt3)2], is more active for the carbonylation of methanol to ethanoic acid than [Rh(CO)2I2]-, which is widely used industrially; intermediates in the catalytic cycle have been identified and characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1835-1836
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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