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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 737953, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/737953
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermokinetic Analysis of New Epoxy Sugar Derivative

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Bornova, 35100, İzmir, Turkey

Received 26 May 2014; Revised 24 July 2014; Accepted 25 July 2014; Published 9 September 2014

Academic Editor: Cengiz Soykan

Copyright © 2014 Selinay Y. Erişkin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The synthesis of 5,6-O-isopropylidene-1,2-O-(R)-trichloroethylidene-α-D-glucofuranose (compound 1) and 5,6-O-isopropylidene-1,2-O-(R)-trichloroethylidene-3-O-(2′,3′-epoxypropan-1′-yl)-α-D-glucofuranose (compound 2) was carried out. The synthesized compounds 1 and 2 were characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and thermogravimetric analysis (TG). The FTIR and 1H NMR spectra showed that the epoxy group in compound 2 was attached by means of a nucleophilic substitution reaction. The activation energies for thermal degradation of compounds 1 and 2 were calculated from their TG data by using the Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) and Tang methods.