What is ozonolysis and its applications?
Ozonolysis is a redox reaction involving
In the presence of oxidising agents, alkenes can turn into alcohols, aldehydes, ketones or carboxylic acids.
In ozonolysis, ozone (
The intermediate formed at the end of the ozonolysis reaction is called an ozonide. To obtain the ketone/aldehyde products, zinc or dimethyl sulfide (reducing agent) is added.
A general overall reaction is shown below.