The Carbonate Radical as One-Electron Oxidant of Carbohydrates in Alkaline media
2005 (English)In: Holzforschung, ISSN 0018-3830, Vol. 59, no 2, 143-146 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The mechanism by which the carbonate radical anion reacts with D-glucose in alkaline aqueous solutions has been studied by means of gamma-radiolysis. From the product analysis it is concluded that the reaction sequence is initiated by a one-electron transfer between the carbonate radical anion and deprotonated D-glucose. In the presence of molecular oxygen, the major, if not only products of this reaction sequence are formic acid, arabinose and gluconic acid and reaction schemes are proposed to account for the observed formation of these products.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 59, no 2, 143-146 p.
carbonate radical, deprotonated glucose, one-electron transfer, beta-scission, 1, 2 H-shift
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5266DOI: 10.1515/HF.2005.021ISI: 000227384700006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-14844314191OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5266DiVA: diva2:8205
QC 201008122005-06-022005-06-022011-11-07Bibliographically approved