Catalysis Involving Metal π-Complex Intermediates
In recent years it has become evident that many metal-catalyzed reactions proceed via a substrate metal π-complex intermediate. Commercially, the most significant of these include the polymerization of ethylene, the hydroformylation of olefins yielding aldehydes (oxo process), and the air oxidation of ethylene-producing acetaldehyde (Wacker process).
KeywordsAllyl Acetate Homogeneous Hydrogenation Crystal Field Stabilization Energy Nickel Carbonyl Phenyl Magnesium Bromide
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