Fangning Xu, W. Han
Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry
Carbon monoxide is a readily available and cheap C1 feedstock. Carbonylation, the direct incorporation of carbon monoxide into organic molecules, is a very important and fundamental chemical transformation. In recent years, developing transition-metal-free systems for the carbonylation has attracted highly attention from many researchers. The recent rearch progress of transition-metal-free carbonylations for the synthesis of aldehydes, ketones, esters, amides, acids, anhydrides, acyl chloride, and alcohols is reviewed. And the development and application prospects for transition-metal-free carbonylation are also discussed.