Kinetics and mechanism of the methanolysis of acetylcobalt tetracarbonyl

Judit Sóvágó, Attila Sisak, Ferenc Ungváry, László Markó

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The rate of acetylcobalt tetracarbonyl methanolysis between 40 and 60 °C is first-order with respect to the acetylcobalt tetracarbonyl concentration and independent of the carbon monoxide concentration. The reaction is susceptible to both acid and base catalysis. Nucleophilic substitution of Co(CO)4 on the acyl carbonyl-carbon by methanol is the most probable pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 1994


  • Acetyl complexes
  • Carbonyl complexes
  • Cobalt complexes
  • Kinetics and mechanism
  • Methanolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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