Facile and Selective Carbonylation of Methane in Superacids

Peter J.F. De Rege, John A. Gladysz, István T. Horváth

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The carbonylation of CH4 with carbon monoxide in superacids HF/SbF5 or HSO3F/SbF5 leads to the exclusive and quantitative formation of the acylium ion ([CH3CO]+[SbF6]-) with the concomitant stoichiometric formation of SbF3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1062
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002


  • Carbonylation
  • High-pressure NMR spectroscopy
  • Methane
  • Superacids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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