Cationic Cobalt(II) Bisphosphine Hydroformylation Catalyst
Hydroformylation is one of the highest-volume homogeneously catalyzed industrial processes today. One segment of the market deals with unreactive alkenes that require the most active cobalt or rhodium-based catalysts that need high pressures (> 200 atm) to prevent decomposition of the catalysts. A new class of cationic cobalt bisphosphine hydroformylation catalysts exhibit exceptional activity under medium pressure conditions and remarkable stability with respect to cobalt-induced phosphine degradation reactions or decomposition to cobalt metal.
The capacity of frontal polymerization as a coating strategy for wood substrates was studied. Results indicate resin viscosity and film thickness critically affect the qualitative and quantitative propagation of the thermal front resulting in the formation of the coating.
Stabilization of electrocatalysts
Fighting deactivation: Classical and emerging strategies for efficient stabilization
of molecular electrocatalysts.
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