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oxo process

[ ok-soh ]
/ ˈɒk soʊ /
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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.
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Also called oxo reaction.

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