ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Reactions of saccharides catalyzed by molybdate ions. IX. Epimerization of ketohexoses
V. Bílik and K. Tihlárik
Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
809 33 Bratislava
Abstract: In acidic water solution under catalytic action of molybdate ions D-fructose
epimerizes into D-sorbose, D-tagatose, and D-psicose in amounts 4.5, 1.0,
and 0.5%, respectively. The epimerization of D-psicose, D-sorbose, or D-tagatose
leads to conversion into corresponding ketohexoses in a similar extent.
An application of this epimerization reaction to saccharose resulted in a new
procedure for the preparation of D-mannose and D-sorbose.
Full paper in Portable Document Format: 281a106.pdf
Chemical Papers 28 (1) 106–109 (1974)