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Michiel Dusselier, Pieter Van Wouwe, Filip de Clippel, Jan Dijkmans, Prof. Dr. David W. Gammon and Prof. Dr. Bert F. Sels Mechanistic Insight into the Conversion of Tetrose Sugars to Novel α-Hydroxy Acid Platform Molecules ChemCatChem 5

Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200476

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How to win with tin! Homogeneous tin halides are excellent catalysts for the conversion of tetroses to new four-carbon alpha-hydroxy acid platform molecules. Even at room temperature remarkable activities were displayed. A detailed reaction pathway is proposed and corroborated with an in situ NMR study, labeling and control experiments.

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