1,7-Octadiene process

Chemistry of hydrocarbon compounds – Unsaturated compound synthesis – By addition of entire unsaturated molecules – e.g.,...


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A process for preparing 1,7-octadiene by hydrodimerizing butadiene which comprises reacting the butadiene in the presence of formic acid or a salt thereof, optionally a solvent and a catalyst comprising palladium complexed with a tertiary phosphinite or phosphonite. More active catalysts are obtained with phosphinites and phosphonites than with phosphines or phosphites.

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