ILs in transition metal-catalysed alkoxy- and aminocarbonylation

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The use of carbon monoxide as a carbonyl source for the preparation of aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acid derivatives in homogeneous catalytic reactions is a valuable tool in the synthesis of fine chemicals. Amongst immobilising agents for carbonylation catalysts, the application of ILs drew particular attention. Besides enabling catalyst reuse, the ionic liquid may influence the structure of catalysts or catalyst precursors, may affect the chemoselectivity of the reaction or may be capable of solubilising special substrates. The present chapter is intended to summarise the research carried out in the past 15 years involving carbonylation reactions of alkenes/alkynes and aryl/alkenyl halides in the presence of various nucleophiles, such as alcohols, water, amines and thiols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages18
JournalTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Alkenes
  • Aryl halides
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Nucleophiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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