Structure of glucose

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Why does glucose on prolonged heating with HI give n-hexane?
What mechanism/reaction type is this? All I knew till now was that alcohols would give halogen substituted products with hydrogen halides.
 

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DrDu
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It's a reduction with hydroiodic acid being oxidized to iodate. Btw the same reaction is used in the synthesis of methamphetamine in beeaking bad.
 
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Is it a common mechanism in introductory organic chemistry?
 

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