Lobry de Bruyn-van Ekenstein transformation
Pronunciation: lō′brē dĕ brūn vahn ek′ĕn-shtīn
Definition: the conversion of glucose to fructose and mannose in dilute alkali by enolization adjacent to the carbonyl group to form an enediol, a reaction analogous to certain biochemical transformations.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.