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Effect of metal chlorides on glucose mutarotation and possible implications on humin formation

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Abstract

An in situ Raman spectroscopic kinetic study of the glucose mutarotation reaction is presented herein. The effect of metal chlorides on the ease of the ring opening process is discussed. It is shown that SnCl4 facilitates the mutarotation process towards the β-anomer extremely fast, while CrCl3 appears to promote the formation of the α-anomer of glucose. The infrared spectra of humins prepared in different Lewis acids underscore the possibility of multiple reaction pathways.

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Submitted
01 Oct 2018
Accepted
04 Dec 2018
First published
10 Dec 2018

React. Chem. Eng., 2019,4, 273-277
Article type
Communication
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Effect of metal chlorides on glucose mutarotation and possible implications on humin formation

P. Ramesh, A. Kritikos and G. Tsilomelekis, React. Chem. Eng., 2019, 4, 273
DOI: 10.1039/C8RE00233A

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