Fructose-1, 6-diphosphate

 

Reaction 4: Split Molecule in half

The six carbon fructose diphosphate is spit into two three-carbon compounds, an aldehyde and a ketone.

The slit is made between the C-3 and C-4 of the fructose. The ring also opens at the anomeric carbon. The product on the right is the glyceraldehyde.

Technically this is called a reverse aldol condensation.

This reaction is catalyzed by aldolase.

Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate 

Color Codes
C

H

N

O

P

S

Cl

F

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