Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2007, 72, 1214-1218

Iodine/Toluenesulfonic Acid: A Novel Catalyst for Isopropylidenation in Carbohydrate Chemistry

Guilong Zhao, Yan Zhang and Jianwu Wang*

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, P. R. China


A novel catalyst for O-isopropylidenation of carbohydrates, a mixture of toluenesulfonic acid and iodine, was developed.

Keywords: Iodine; Toluenesulfonic acid; Isopropylidene; Carbohydrates; Synthesis; Protecting group.

References: 10 live references.