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(Science: chemistry) The atomic arrangement -C(OH)=C(OH)-produced by proton migration from the CH of a -CHOH group that is attached to a -CO-group to the oxygen of the -CO-group (usually induced by alkali), giving rise to doubly bonded carbon atoms (the -ene group), each bearing a -COH group (a diol); a special case of enolization.

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on enediol forms.

biochemistry really tires me out. I have a question, which i havent been able to clear out. the enediol forms:- do enediols exist for fructose, mannose, glucose mutarotating isomers too? or is it only one specific form (i.e., alpha or beta)

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by bio-TINMAN
Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:28 am
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Why does fructose not form polymers like glucose?

... group if we dee it as an acyclic form. this reduction involves a keto-enol tautomerism where, fructose/glucose will be converted into cis-1,2-enediol form (this is the reason why glucose and fructose can be interconverted).

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by victor
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:13 am
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Topic: Why does fructose not form polymers like glucose?
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