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Molecular mapping of the acid catalysed dehydration of fructose

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Abstract

Several intermediates and different reaction paths were identified for the acid catalysed conversion of fructose to 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde (HMF) in different solvents. The structural information combined with results of isotopic-labelling experiments allowed the determination of the irreversibility of the three steps from the fructofuranosyl oxocarbenium ion to HMF as well as the analogous pyranose route.

Graphical abstract: Molecular mapping of the acid catalysed dehydration of fructose

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2012, accepted on 19 Apr 2012 and first published on 19 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31689G
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 5850-5852

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    Molecular mapping of the acid catalysed dehydration of fructose

    G. R. Akien, L. Qi and I. T. Horváth, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5850
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31689G

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