oxo process

[ ok-soh ]
/ ˈɒk soʊ /

noun Chemistry.

a process for producing carbonyl compounds, especially alcohols and aldehydes, by adding, under high pressure, carbon monoxide and hydrogen to an olefin in the presence of a cobalt catalyst.
Also called oxo reaction.

Origin of oxo process

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