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Anomeric carbon

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noun

The carbon at which anomers rotate.


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An example of anomeric carbon is that carbon in a monosaccharide (like glucose) about which rotation occurs. The anomeric carbon can be determined by the carbon (C) attached to two oxygen (O) atoms joined by single bonds. This rotation brings about two distinct configurations, α and β -anomers. Carbohydrates can then change spontaneously between the α and β configurations: a process known as mutarotation.


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fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... the steric interaction between those large CH2OH groups attached to the anomeric carbon. You can force it in the lab, but its very unstable and the yield isn't good.

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:46 pm
 
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Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... I was using an incomplete explanation. The way that it goes is that the anomeric carbon (the carbon adjacent to the oxygen in the sugar ring is the one that makes the ketone ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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