Aldose to ketose interconversion: galactose and arabinose isomerization over heterogeneous catalysts

Elena Murzina, Dmitry Murzin, Atte Aho, Mariya A. Kazakova, Alexander G. Selyutin, David Kubicka, Vladimir L. Kuznetsov, Irina L. Simakova

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Isomerization of glucose, galactose and arabinose to corresponding keto-sugars was studied in the present work over a range of heterogeneous catalysts. Magnesium aluminates with different ratios between oxides resulting in materials with a Mg/Al ratio from 0.2 to 0.9 were prepared, characterized and evaluated in terms of their catalytic behavior. The catalyst with a Mg/Al ratio close to hydrotalcites was the most efficient considering activity, selectivity and stability. The sugar structure was shown to have a minor influence on catalytic activity and selectivity.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)5321–5331
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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