Known to be the most unsaturated of the types of carbon-carbon bonds available, alkynes have various uses throughout the chemicals industry. Carbon-carbon triple bonds act as essential intermediates and precursors to useful industrial chemicals. Therefore, the process to make alkynes, known as alkynylation, is of great industrial importance. In particular, alkynylation reactions form vital steps in the synthesis of many pharmaceuticals, and alkyne polymers have even found use as electronic materials.
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