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ERIC Number: EJ826723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Stereochemical Control in Carbohydrate Chemistry
Batchelor, Rhys; Northcote, Peter T.; Harvey, Joanne E.; Dangerfield, Emma M.; Stocker, Bridget L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n5 p689-691 May 2008
Carbohydrates, in the form of glycoconjugates, have recently been shown to control a wide range of cellular processes. Accordingly, students interested in the study of organic chemistry and biomedical sciences should be exposed to carbohydrate chemistry. To this end, we have developed a sequence of experiments that leads the student from the derivatization of naturally occurring D-glucose through to the formation of simple alkyl and aryl glycosides, and in doing so this experiment provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of glycoside synthesis. These experiments focus on the control of stereochemistry at the anomeric center and NMR spectroscopy for the structural elucidation of products. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand