Does CrO3 (hot concentrated or acidified like Jones Reagent) cleave alkenes and alkynes like hot conc KMnO4 would, like this reaction? enter image description here If not, why not? And do any other reagents other than Ozone capable of oxidative cleavage of $\pi$ bonds?

  • $\begingroup$ Osmium Tetroxide + Sodium Periodate will cleave alkenes to dicarbonyls - search Johnson Lemieux oxidation. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Sep 7 at 6:42
  • $\begingroup$ thanks! but what about the chromic oxide? $\endgroup$ Sep 8 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ Chromic oxide does not typically cleave alkenes $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Sep 8 at 21:00

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