I know how the Kucherov reaction works for aliphatic alkynes, but what if the alkyne has a phenyl attached? How will the aromatic ring affect the reaction of alkynes with water?

  • $\begingroup$ Presumably you're most interested in disubstituted alkynes. Is that correct? $\endgroup$ – jerepierre Jul 30 '15 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ No, monosubstituted alkynes, I'm interested about the case of an symmetrical alkine monosubstituted with an aromatic ring for the begining, then asymmetrical alkine $\endgroup$ – Rosbie Jul 30 '15 at 13:44
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    $\begingroup$ A symmetrical alkyne cannot be monosubstituted. It sounds to me like you want to know about this reaction: $$\ce{PhC#CH->[\ce{Hg^2+}][\ce{H2O}]?}$$ or do you want to know about this reaction: $$\ce{PhC#CR->[\ce{Hg^2+}][\ce{H2O}]?}\\ \text{R=alkyl}$$ $\endgroup$ – Ben Norris Jul 30 '15 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ I want both reactions $\endgroup$ – Rosbie Jul 31 '15 at 7:57

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