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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 307-309
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/186254

Synthesis and Characterization of D-Lyxono-γ-lactone

Asieh Yahyazadeh

Department of Chemistry, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 1914, Rasht, Iran

Received 1 November 2006; Accepted 9 December 2006

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Abstract

D-lyxono-γ-lactone has been prepared in two steps from galactose. The first step potassium lyxonate was obtained in 64% yield and the title compound has been isolated in next step with 75% yield. The structures of the products were characterized by IR, 1H, 13C, mass and microanalysis study.