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Tin-catalyzed conversion of biomass-derived triose sugar and formaldehyde to α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone

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Abstract

The direct conversion of biomass-derived 1,3-dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and formaldehyde to α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone (HBL) was achieved through the use of tin(IV) chloride and a small amount of water and the yield reached up to 70%. The reaction mechanism was also investigated by incorporating d2-formaldehyde into the reaction mixtures.

Graphical abstract: Tin-catalyzed conversion of biomass-derived triose sugar and formaldehyde to α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2014, accepted on 12 Mar 2014 and first published on 12 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00954A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4600-4602
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    Tin-catalyzed conversion of biomass-derived triose sugar and formaldehyde to α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone

    S. Yamaguchi, K. Motokura, Y. Sakamoto, A. Miyaji and T. Baba, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4600
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00954A

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