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Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia

[Nonenzymatic formation of 4,5-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone in foodstuffs].


PMID 3122196

Abstract

The mechanism of formation of 4,5-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-2/5H/-furanone in some food-stuffs was investigated. The compound was found to result from condensation of acetaldehyde under oxidative conditions. The intermediate product of the condensation is 2-oxobutanoic acid.