Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 92, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Erythrose revealed as furanose forms

Author affiliations


A non-conventional vaporization method, using laser ablation of solid NaCl doped with D-erythrose, has been used to bring this sugar into the gas phase for rotational study. The jet cooled rotational spectrum of this C4 monosaccharide reveals the existence of two furanose forms, one α envelope and one β twist. Cooperative hydrogen bond networks and the anomeric effect have been found to be the main stabilization factors of the detected structures.

Graphical abstract: Erythrose revealed as furanose forms

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 21 Aug 2013, accepted on 26 Sep 2013 and first published on 26 Sep 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46405A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 10826-10828
  •   Request permissions

    Erythrose revealed as furanose forms

    C. Cabezas, I. Peña, A. M. Daly and J. L. Alonso, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10826
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46405A

Search articles by author