Weerman degradation

What is Weerman degradation?

Weerman degradation is the formation of an aldose with one less carbon from an aldonic acid by a Hofmann reaction, of the corresponding amide. This is a general reaction of α-hydroxy carboxylic acids.

Weerman degradation


R. A. Weerman, Rec. Trav. Chim. Pays-Ba 37(1) 16 (1918)