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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry