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Erythrose revealed as furanose forms

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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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21 Aug 2013
26 Sep 2013
First published
26 Sep 2013

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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