Photochemical carbonylation of ethane under snpercritical conditions

Thomas E. Bitterwolf, Dinara Lukmanova Kline, John C. Linehan, Clement R. Yonker, R. Shane Addleman

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Feasible photocatalysis: The rhodium catalyst [Rh(CO)(PMe3)2Cl] photochemically transforms ethane to propionaldehyde in single-phase mixtures of ethane and in carbon dioxide/ethane single phases [Eq. (1)]. A side reaction of carbon dioxide with the catalyst to give OPMe3 and [Rh(CO)2(PMe3)Cl] or [Rh2(CO)2-(PMe3)2(μ-Cl) 2] has also been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2692-2694
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2001


  • Carbonylation
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photochemistry
  • Rhodium
  • Supercritical fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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