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Rates of Acid Hydrolysis of 2-substituted Methyl Glucopyranosides

Nature volume 199, pages 998999 (07 September 1963) | Download Citation

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THE hydrolysis of methyl glycosides probably proceeds through the formation of an oxonium salt as intermediate1–3. The steps involved in the reaction of water with a methyl glycoside may thus be represented: where k3 represents the rate constant for what is generally believed to be the rate-controlling step.

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    • R. D. MARSHALL

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