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Molecular mapping of the acid catalysed dehydration of fructose

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Communications
Issue number47
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)5850-5852
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.