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anomeric carbon

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by bittersweet008x, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. bittersweet008x

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    I just have a pretty simple question-- what is the best way to identify an anomeric carbon?
     
  2. crax

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    i just practiced a few of them to figure it out in the straight chain projections, and would try and use the #6 carbon (in 6 membered rings) and work backwards to know that the #5 was part of the chain and the #6 wasnt. there may be a better method
     
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    just look if they are hemiacetals/hemiketals if my memory serves correctly...
     
  4. jmukid

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    In a sugar if there is an oh (hemiacetal) group on carbon 1 then it is called an anomeric carbon. If there is a hemiacetal group present then the sugar is reducing, mutarotates, has positive tollens and benedicts test.
     

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