Effect of solvent viscosity on the reaction of styrenes with HCo(CO)4 and CO

Ferenc Ungváry, László Markó

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Changing the solvent from octane to Nujol in the reaction of styrenes with HCo(CO)4 and CO only slightly decreases the overall rates but significantly enhances carbonylation at the expense of hydrogenation. This effect provides further support for the view that a geminate radical pair is an intermediate in the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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