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1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer is used as a catalytic agent and petrochemical additive. It is also used as a building block in organic synthesis. Further, it serves as a reagent in three-carbon nucleophilic or electrophilic component in various reactions.
In solid state, exists predominantly as trans-2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dimethanol (structure and CAS registry number as shown). On melting or in solution, mainly dissociates to monomeric 1,3-dihydroxyacetone [96-26-4]: J. Mol. Struct., 35, 85 (1976).
For a review of the dihydroxyacetone unit as a verstaile 3-carbon building block in organic synthesis, see: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 1305 (2005).
Huang, Y.; Pathirana, C.; Ye, Q.; Palaniswamy, V. Non-enzymatic transformation of DL-glyceraldehyde, 1,3-dihydroxyacetone, and pyruvaldehyde with primary amine to the same DL-alanine derivatives. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (30), 4516-4519.
Li, Y.; Zaera, F. Factors affecting activity and selectivity in the oxidation of glycerol promoted by platinum catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5 (7), 3773-3781.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
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