The oxidation of α-methyl-d-glucoside with nitrogen dioxide

Author: Sewell, O. K.

Date: 1946

Publisher: University of Canterbury. Chemistry

Type: Theses / Dissertations

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The initial step in the present investigation was the preparation of the α-methyl-d-glucuronoside (ii) by the oxidation of α-methyl-d-glucoside (i) with an equilibrium mixture of nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen tetroxide in chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. [formula here]. The uronic acids in general will be discussed below, especially d-glucuronic acid (iii) which can not be purchased and hence must be synthesised or isolated from natural products.

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