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Stereoselective synthesis

Molecular editing of carbohydrates

Deoxygenation reactions have been used to convert biomass-derived carbohydrates into useful platform chemicals. Now, a method has been described that can selectively excise C–O bonds to produce valuable chiral synthons.

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Figure 1: Reduction of biomass-derived carbohydrates.


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McNally, A. Molecular editing of carbohydrates. Nature Chem 7, 539–541 (2015).

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