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Lobry de Bruyn-van Ekenstein transformation

Pronunciation: lo'bre de brun vahn ek'en-shtin

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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