This up–to–date reference is unique in its comprehensive coverage from fundamentals to applications, summarizing the latest advances and developments in hydroformylation reactions. The two authors are at the forefront of catalysis research, and unite their expertise in synthetic and applied catalysis, as well as theoretical and analytical chemistry.
As such, they provide a detailed account of the catalytic systems employed, catalyst stability and recovery, mechanistic investigations, substrate scope, and technical implementation. Chapters on multiphase hydroformylation procedures, tandem hydroformylations and other industrially applied reactions using syngas and carbon monoxide are also included.
A must–have reference not only for synthetic chemists working in academic and industrial research, but also for theoreticians and analytical chemists.
Metals in Hydroformylation
Syngas and Alternative Syngas Sources
Tandem and other Sequential Reactions using a Hydroformylation Step
Synthesis of Special Products via Hydroformylation
Hydroformylation in Nonconventional Reaction Media
Decarbonylation and Dehydrocarbonylation of Aldehydes
Selected Aspects of Production Processes
Robert Franke studied chemistry at Bochum University, Germany. He earned his doctorate degree in 1994 in the field of relativistic quantum chemistry under Prof. Dr. W. Kutzelnigg. After working for a period as a research assistant, he joined the process engineering department of the former Hüls AG in Germany, a predecessor company of Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, in 1998. He is now Director Innovation Management Hydroformylation. He was awarded his professorial research degree (habilitation) in 2002, since when he has taught at the University of Bochum. In 2011 he was made adjunct professor. His research focuses on homogeneous catalysis, process intensification, and computational chemistry. He has published over 150 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and patents.