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Zinc–proline catalyzed pathway for the formation of sugars

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Abstract

Zn–proline catalyzes the aldolisation of unprotected glycolaldehyde in water to give tetroses and hexoses; threose (33% of the product mixture) was formed with 10% enantiomeric excess of the D-isomer.

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2004, accepted on 07 May 2004 and first published on 27 May 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B404465G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004,0, 1540-1541
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    Zinc–proline catalyzed pathway for the formation of sugars

    J. Kofoed, M. Machuqueiro, J. Reymond and T. Darbre, Chem. Commun., 2004, 0, 1540
    DOI: 10.1039/B404465G

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