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Carbonylation

Carbonylation is one of the most industrially important reactions to directly introduce carbonyl functional groups into organic molecules. This reaction has not only found use in directly forming carbonyl containing chemicals, but also in the formation of chemical intermediates which can then undergo further reactions. The result for both industry and academics, is the ability to synthesise highly functional molecules with various applications.

Carbonylation works by the catalytic insertion of carbon monoxide to extend carbon frameworks. One of the most relevant carbonylation reactions is hydroformylation, a vital industrial reaction for the production of aldehydes.

Owing to the industrial importance of catalytic carbonylation, we can provide highly active catalysts that are capable of creating these highly functional molecules. For more information on how we can help you with your carbonylation reactions, browse our chemical products and get in touch. We’d love to hear how we can help you develop innovative chemical solutions.

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