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Prebiotic carbohydrate synthesis: zinc–proline catalyzes direct aqueous aldol reactions of α-hydroxy aldehydes and ketones

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Abstract

Zn–proline catalyzed aldolisation of glycoladehyde gave mainly tetroses whereas in the cross-aldolisation of glycoladehyde and rac-glyceraldehyde, pentoses accounted for 60% of the sugars formed with 20% of ribose.

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The article was received on 31 Jan 2005, accepted on 22 Mar 2005 and first published on 14 Apr 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B501512J
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005,3, 1850-1855
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    Prebiotic carbohydrate synthesis: zinc–proline catalyzes direct aqueous aldol reactions of α-hydroxy aldehydes and ketones

    J. Kofoed, J. Reymond and T. Darbre, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 1850
    DOI: 10.1039/B501512J

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