Alkane carbonylation photocatalyzed by aromatic ketones under high CO pressure

William T. Boese, Alan S Goldman

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Aromatic ketones photocatalyze the carbonylation of alkanes to the corresponding aldehydes at room temperature under high CO pressures (20 - 80 atm). In the presence of CCl4, cyclohexanecarbonylchloride is formed from cyclohexane; this reaction was used to determine the rate of addition of cyclohexyl radical to CO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119-2122
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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