Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 159–162 | Cite as

Acylation of N-acetylneuraminic acid

  • A. Ya. Khorlin
  • I. M. Privalova


The direct acylation of N-acetylneuraminic acid takes place ambiguously and leads to two reaction products: the acylated γ-lactone and the acylated derivative of the pyranose form of the acid.


Acetic Anhydride Magnesium Sulfate Benzoyl Chloride Neuraminic Acid Butenolides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ya. Khorlin
    • 1
  • I. M. Privalova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of the Chemistry of Natural Compounds, AS USSRUSSR

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