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Title: D-Gulose
CAS Registry Number: 4205-23-6
Molecular Formula: C6H12O6
Molecular Weight: 180.16
Percent Composition: C 40.00%, H 6.71%, O 53.28%
Literature References: Prepd by sodium amalgam reduction of an acid soln of the g-lactone of D-gulonic acid: Fischer, Stahel, Ber. 24, 532 (1891); van Ekenstein, Blanksma, Rec. Trav. Chim. 27, 3 (1908). Alternate synthesis: Meyer zu Reckendorf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6, 177 (1967); idem, Methods Carbohydr. Chem. 6, 129 (1972); R. Köster et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 19, 547 (1980).
Properties: Syrup. Sweet taste. [a]D20 -20.4°. Sol in water, slightly sol in alcohol. Not fermentable by yeast.
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 -20.4°

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