Carbonylation pp 205-225 | Cite as

Decarbonylation Reactions

  • H. M. Colquhoun
  • D. J. Thompson
  • M. V. Twigg


In the absence of a suitable catalyst elimination of carbon monoxide from an organic carbonyl compound is often difficult to accomplish, although gas phase photoinduced decarbonylation of aliphatic aldehydes is relatively well documented [Eq. (11.1)].(475)


Aromatic Aldehyde Aliphatic Aldehyde Acyl Chloride Raney Nickel Reductive Elimination 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Colquhoun
    • 1
  • D. J. Thompson
    • 2
  • M. V. Twigg
    • 3
  1. 1.ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd.RuncornEngland
  2. 2.ICI Specialty ChemicalsWilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.European Vinyls Corporation InternationalBrusselsBelgium

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