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Eglinton Reaction


The Eglinton Reaction is an oxidative coupling of terminal alkynes, and allows the synthesis of symmetric or cyclic bisacetylenes via reaction of the terminal alkyne with a stoichiometric amount of a copper(II) salt in pyridine.

Mechanism of the Eglinton Reaction