The chemical and physical properties of the five-membered cyclic acyl phosphate, in particular the cyclic anhydride of α-acetyllactic acid phosphate, have been described by F. Ramirez, S. Glaser, P. Stern, P. D. Gillespie, and I. Ugi, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 12, 66 (1973), G. D. Smith, C. N. Caughlan, F. Ramirez, S. L. Glaser, and P. Stern, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 96, 2698 (1974), and in references therein. The cyclic anhydride intermediate derived from lactic acid phosphate, eq 10, is a member of this class of compounds.
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