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Alkenes with four or more carbons react with CO and water in the presence of H+ to give "Koch" type carboxylic acids. The reaction is a 1,1-addition w.r.t. carbon monoxide and a proton catalysed 1,2-addition w.r.t. the alkene.
Organic Chemicals from Carbon Monoxide. K.E.Kolb and D.Kolb; J.Chem.Educ., 60, (1983), 57-59
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