Methanolic solutions of tetracarbonyl cobaltate(I) in the presence of an acid bring about replacement of organic halogens by hydrogen or the formyl group. In general, hydrogenolysis is the main (often the only) reaction, but formylation becomes significant with aliphatic and benzyl halides.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry