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Erythrose revealed as furanose forms

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Abstract

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.

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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
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    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

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