Acetonation of L-pentoses and 6-deoxy-L-hexoses under kinetic control using heterogeneous acid catalysts

Jonas J. Forsman, Reko Leino

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    3 Citations (Scopus)


    The fibrous polymer-supported sulfonic acid catalyst Smopex-101 H(+) proved to be an efficient catalyst for the preparation of O-isopropylidene derivatives from a series of rare sugars. Acetonation of the reducing sugars L-arabinose, L-ribose, L-xylose, L-fucose, and L-rhamnose in N,N-dimethylformamide by 2,2-dimethoxypropane or 2-methoxypropene led to the formation of the kinetically favored di-O- and/or mono-O-isopropylidene derivatives in 46-88% yields. The method consists of a simple experimental procedure which does not require predried solvents or reagents. The catalyst is easily recovered and can be regenerated making the procedure economically viable even for large-scale synthesis.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1548–1554
    Number of pages7
    JournalCarbohydrate Research
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Acetonation
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Isopropylidene acetals
    • Kinetic control
    • L-Carbohydrates

    Cite this