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Partial methylation of carbohydrates

Partial methylation of methyl β-L-arabinopyranoside

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1. The kinetics of the partial methylation of methyl β-L-arabinopyranoside by the methods of Haworth, Kuhn, and Hakomori have been studied and the compositions of the products have been determined.

2. In the methylation of methyl β-l-arabinopyranoside by the methods of Haworth and Kuhn, the following sequence of relative reactivities is observed: 2-OH>3-OH>4-OH.

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    E. V. Evtushenko and Yu. S. Ovodov, Khim. Prirodn. Soedin., 682 (1975).

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    Yu. S. Ovodov and E. V. Evtushenko, Carbohydrate Res.,27, 169 (1973).

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Pacific Ocean Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Scientific Center of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Vladivostok. Translated from Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 6, pp. 753–755, November–December, 1977.

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Evtushenko, E.V., Ovodov, Y.S. Partial methylation of carbohydrates. Chem Nat Compd 13, 634–636 (1977).

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