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Tetracarbonylhydrocobalt is a Lewis acid with a high affinity towards olefin Lewis bases. In the presence of carbon monoxide the cobalt/olefin (d/pi) complex reacts to give Tetracarbonylethylcobalt(I).

This reaction can either be considered as H-Co adding across the olefin, or as the olefin inserting into the H-Co bond.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

H2C=CH2
  +  
HCo(CO)3
  +  
CO
         
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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition
Hydroformylation
Industrial Process: Organic
Insertion

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