Study of the photoinduced formose reaction by flash and stationary photolysis

Olga A. Snytnikova, Alexandr N. Simonov, Oxana P. Pestunova, Valentin N. Parmon, Yuri P. Tsentalovich

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The chemical condensation of formaldehyde into more complex aldehydes (glycolaldehyde and glyceraldehyde) and monosaccharides (glucose, lyxose, erythrose and erythrulose) under UV irradiation was found to proceed in acidic aqueous solutions in the absence of catalysts and initial primers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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