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The metathesis of alkynes

H. C. M. Vosloo, J. A. K. du Plessis
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 10, No 2 | a490 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v10i2.490 | © 1991 H. C. M. Vosloo, J. A. K. du Plessis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 July 1991 | Published: 08 July 1991

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H. C. M. Vosloo,, South Africa
J. A. K. du Plessis,, South Africa

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Abstract

The alkyne metathesis reaction is a direct result of the known and intensively studied alkene or olefin metathesis reaction. Unfortunately this reaction was never studied as intensively as the alkene metathesis reaction, mainly because of a lack of active catalytic systems. In the alkyn metathesis reaction the carbon-carbon triple bonds are broken and rearranged to give a redistribution of alkylidyne groups.

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