Rapid and selective retro-aldol condensation of glucose to glycolaldehyde in supercritical water

Mitsuru Sasaki, Kohtaro Goto, Kiyohiko Tajima, Tadafumi Adschiri, Kunio Arai

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Abstract

Retro-aldol condensation of glucose occurred preferentially relative to dehydration and isomerization under low water density conditions in supercritical water, and glycolaldehyde was successfully produced in a rapid and selective manner without any catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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