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Ozonolysis of Alkenes

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit gives a detailed description of the ozonolysis of alkenes followed by a reductive workup. The mechanism and the reductive cleavage of the ozonide are explained.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism of the ozonolysis
  • Proof for the mechanism
  • Example: acid hydrolysis

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, ozonolysis