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Tin-catalyzed conversion of trioses to alkyl lactates in alcohol solution

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Abstract

Tin chlorides, SnCl2 and SnCl4·5H2O are excellent catalysts for the reactions of trioses, dihydroxyacetone and glyceraldehyde with alcohols (MeOH, EtOH and nBuOH) to give alkyl lactates, whose reaction mechanism involves the intermediary formation of pyruvic aldehyde followed by its esterification, which is distinctively promoted by tin halides.

Graphical abstract: Tin-catalyzed conversion of trioses to alkyl lactates in alcohol solution

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2005, accepted on 01 Apr 2005 and first published on 13 Apr 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B501964H
Chem. Commun., 2005, 2716-2718

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    Tin-catalyzed conversion of trioses to alkyl lactates in alcohol solution

    Y. Hayashi and Y. Sasaki, Chem. Commun., 2005, 2716
    DOI: 10.1039/B501964H

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