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The reaction of chlorine water with carbohydrates


On the basis of data from a study of the reaction of chlorine water with carbohydrates and cellulose at various pH values, the conclusion was reached that, in an acid medium, part of the pyrane rings in the cellulose molecule are in the open form.

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Ivanov, V.I., Derevenchuk, L.N. & Chupeeva, V.V. The reaction of chlorine water with carbohydrates. Russ Chem Bull 11, 166–167 (1962).

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  • Cellulose
  • Carbohydrate
  • Chlorine
  • Pyrane
  • Acid Medium