BENZENE FREE SYNTHESIS OF RESORCINOL FROM GLUCOSE

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SELECT

Exposure to benzene, which has been linked to acute myeloid leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a continuing problem for the chemical industry

Considerable research activity is currently being focused on elaboration of syntheses of phloroglucinol and resorcinol from glucose.

benzene-free synthetic routes typically entail microbial synthesis of an intermediate followed by chemical conversion of this intermediate into the desired product.

 

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