Determination of Formic Acid and Formaldehyde Formed by Oxidation of Fructose by Potassium Peroxydisulphate

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umdurman Islamic University, Umdurman, Sudan E-mail:

The amounts of formic acid and formaldehyde formed as result of oxidation of a D (–) fructose molecule by potassium peroxydisulphate [S2O82-] were estimated. The values estimated were confirmed by the mechanism of the reaction through analysis of the redox reaction products which revealed the presence of formaldehyde and formic acid.


Potassium peroxydisulphate, Formic acid, Formaldehyde, Oxidation, Fructose
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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2009 /
  •  21(6) /
  •  pp 4162-4166