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The splitting of a double bond in a hydrocarbon chain on treatment with ozone, with the formation of two carbon-containing structures, typically two aldehydes (an ozonide is the unstable intermediate); has been used to determine the structure of unsaturated fatty acids.
[ozone + G. lysis, dissolution]
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PI 0309256-1 A), published in 2005, the ozonolysis reaction was continued until obtaining peroxide value between 600-800 units and acid number less than 15 mg/g for the sunflower oil; peroxide value between 1000-1200 units and acid value below 30 mg/g for cacao oil, used in the preparation of therapeutic and cosmetic creams formulations [62].