Formylation: The pathway to aldehydes

Formylation is the addition of a formyl group (carbonyl bonded to hydrogen) to an organic molecule. Formylation is commonly used as an intermediate step in chemical manufacturing, as the formyl group can subsequently be replaced by a different functional group.

Target molecules:

  • Aldehydes
  • Formamides
  • Formate esters

Advantage CABB:

Jayhawk utilizes formylation to produce key intermediates and active ingredients in pharma and agrochemical applications.  High-throughput formylation, up to 1000 tpa, is performed at our Kokkola site.