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Title: D-manno-Heptulose
CAS Registry Number: 3615-44-9
Additional Names: D-manno-Ketoheptose
Molecular Formula: C7H14O7
Molecular Weight: 210.18
Percent Composition: C 40.00%, H 6.71%, O 53.29%
Literature References: Isoln from the wet pulp of the fruit of the avocado tree, Persea gratissima Gaertn. f. (P. americana Mill.), Lauraceae: LaForge, J. Biol. Chem. 28, 511 (1917); Montgomery, Hudson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 61, 1654 (1939); Richtmyer in Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry R. L. Whistler et al., Eds. vol. 1, 173 (1962).
Properties: Large, transparent prisms from methanol, mp 151-152°. [a]D20 +29° (c = 2 in H2O). Sol in water. Usually accompanied by perseitol. Although perseitol is much more insol in water and methanol than D-manno-heptulose, clean separation of the two substances is not always easy and may require patient fractional crystn.
Melting point: mp 151-152°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +29° (c = 2 in H2O)

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