Akabori amino acid reaction

Akabori amino acid reaction

There are several Akabori Amino Acid Reactions1.

1. In the first an α-amino acid is oxidised by heating it with an oxidizing sugar.

2. In the second an α-amino acids and esters are reduced by sodium amalgam and ethanolic HCl to give α-amino aldehydes.


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