Reaction of α-cellulose with SbCl3–KOH–AsCl3

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  • Prod. No. 1637

Abstract

α-Cellulose dissolves in a mixture of SbCl3, KOH, and AsCl3. The resulting product as identified by PMR and infrared spectroscopy is α-D-glucose. This product is unexpected, and an explanation for its formation is suggested.

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