9.8 Ozonolysis of Alkynes

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Ozonolysis of Internal Alkynes

Internal alkynes undergo oxidative cleavage to yield two carboxylic acids.  For a symmetrical, internal alkyne this would mean two equivalents of the same carboxylic acid.  For an asymmetrical, internal alkyne this would mean two different carboxylic acids.

ozonolysis of internal alkynes

Ozonolysis of Terminal Alkynes

Terminal alkynes undergo oxidative cleavage to yield one carboxylic acid and CO2.

ozonolysis of terminal alkynes