Catalytic condensation of glycolaldehyde and glyceraldehyde with formaldehyde in neutral and weakly alkaline aqueous media: Kinetics and mechanism

Irina V. Delidovich, A. N. Simonov, O. P. Pestunova, Valentin N. Parmon

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The kinetics of glycolaldehyde and glyceraldehyde condensation with formaldehyde in a neutral aqueous medium in the presence of homogeneous phosphates and in a weakly alkaline medium in the presence of MgO was studied. The temperature dependences of the observed kinetic constants and the apparent activation energies of the reactions were determined. A reaction scheme for the interaction of lower monosaccharides with formaldehyde was derived from analyses of the reaction products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalKinetics and Catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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