Alkenes and Alkynes on and Reduc

  • Published 2006


urther chemistry of alkenes and alkynes is described in this chapter, with emphasis on addition reactions that lead to reduction and oxidation of carboncarbon multiple bonds. First we explain what is meant by the terms reduction and oxidation as applied to carbon compounds. Then we emphasize hydrogenation, which is reduction through addition of hydrogen, and oxidative addition reactions with reagents such as ozone, peroxides, permanganate, and osmium tetroxide. We conclude with a section on the special nature of l-alkynestheir acidic behavior and how the conjugate bases of alkynes can be used in synthesis to form carbon-carbon bonds.

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@inproceedings{2006AlkenesAA, title={Alkenes and Alkynes on and Reduc}, author={}, year={2006} }