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Offline Win,odd Dhamnekar

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Hydroformylation of Olefins
« on: February 03, 2021, 08:14:31 AM »
Hydroformylation of olefins yields aldehydes which further undergo reduction to give alcohols.

[tex] H_2 + CO +RCH = CH_2 \rightarrow RCH_2CH_2CHO \tag{1}[/tex]

[tex] H_2 + RCH_2CH_2CHO  \rightarrow RCH_2CH_2CH_2OH \tag{2}[/tex]

What is R in the reaction(1)?

The product doesn't seem to look alcoholCCOCin reaction (2). What is R in reaction (2)?
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Re: Hydroformylation of Olefins
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 08:59:47 AM »
The hydroformylation process is exceptionally well developed in technology textbooks, on the internet, and even on Wikipedia. You only need to read.
Depending on the reaction conditions, the product may be formate esters (not methyl ethers).

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