Methanolysis of galacturonic acid
Journal article, 1974
Dimethyl acetals of galacturono-6,3-lactone and methyl galacturonate are formed during methanolysis of galacturonic acid. The products of methanolysis were studied by ion exchange and gas chromatography. Trimethylsilyl (TMS) derivatives were used in gas chromatography. Structure determinations were made from mass spectra of the TMS derivatives. The course of methanolysis was investigated by means of a gas chromatographic study of the composition of the reaction mixture as a function of time.