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Efficient Ketose Production by a Hydroxyapatite Catalyst in a Continuous Flow Module

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posted on 09.12.2018, 00:00 by Kaho Usami, Kejing Xiao, Akimitsu Okamoto
Ketose is a valuable industrial ingredient, but there is no effective synthetic method for ketoses. A hydroxyapatite (HAp)-loaded flow system was developed for atom-economical ketose preparation. This continuous flow system enables the efficient transformation from aldoses to valuable ketoses. In particular, ketotriose dihydroxyacetone was obtained quantitatively from glyceraldehyde in water through a HAp-packed column reactor without any decrease in yield during long-term operation.