I read on Wikipedia that dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can be obtained from fermentation of glycerin. I would like to obtain dihydydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) for a science experiment but, since I'm 15, I cannot purchase it.

So I'm gonna have to make some if I want it.

With that being said, how do I properly ferment it, and how do I phosphorylate it? (I have phosphoric acid at home, maybe that would do the trick...)

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not convinced DHAP is easy to obtain by a fermentative process: it's an intermediary of glycolysis, so it's probably not accumulated. $\endgroup$
    – Flo
    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:35


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