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    Author(s): Abraham Broido; Malcolm Evett; Craig C. Hodges
    Date: 1975
    Source: Carbohydrate Research. 44(2): 267-274
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Although 1,6-anhydro-3,4-dideoxy-β-D-glycero-hex-3-enopyranos-2-ulose (2) is produced by the acid-catalyzed pyrolysis of both cellulose and 1,6-anhydro-β-D-glucopyranose (1), data presented here show that the principal mechanism of its formation in the pyrolysis of cellulose is not via 1. Furthermore, the data provide evidence that 1 itself is not a primary product of cellulose pyrolysis, so that the principal mechanism of its formation must involve a precursor as yet unidentified.

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    Broido, Abraham; Evett, Malcolm; Hodges, Craig C. 1975. Yield of 1,6-anhydro-3,4-dideoxy-β-D-glycero-hex-3-enopyranos-2-ulose (levoglucosenone) on the acid-catalyzed pyrolysis of cellulose and 1,6-anhydro-β-D-glucopyranose (levoglucosan). Carbohydrate Research. 44(2): 267-274.


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