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Why is the molozonide adduct thermally unstable? The molozonide adduct (1,2,3-trioxalane; the initial adduct by 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of alkene and ozone) is thermally unstable because it contains two weak $\ce{O-O}$ bonds (Ref.1). Mechanistic studies reveal that the ozonide (1,2,4-trioxalane) is formed by a sequence of three pericyclic steps involving ...


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