Reppe processes

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A set of related industrial reactions of acetylene to produce vinyl compounds, such as HC≡CH+ROH → H2C=CHRHC≡CH+RCN → H2C=CR(CN) They take place at high pressure using metal acelylide catalysts. The processes are named after the German chemist Walter Reppe (1892–1969), who pioneered techniques for the safe industrial use of acetylene.


Subjects: Chemistry.

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