Vibrational Raman optical activity of ketose monosaccharides

Bell, A. F., Hecht, L. and Barron, L. D. (1995) Vibrational Raman optical activity of ketose monosaccharides. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 51(8), pp. 1367-1378. (doi: 10.1016/0584-8539(94)00250-9)

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The vibrational Raman optical activity (ROA) spectra of the four ketose sugars d-fructose, l-sorbose, d-tagatose and d-psicose in aqueous solution, which have been measured in backscattering in the range ≈250–1500 cm−1, are reported. These results are combined with those from a previous ROA study of aldose and pentose sugars in an attempt to establish new vibrational assignments and to verify old ones. The high information content of these spectra provides a new perspective on all the central features of monosaccharide stereochemistry including dominant anomeric configuration, ring conformation, exocyclic CH2OH group conformation and relative disposition of the hydroxyl groups around the ring.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hecht, Dr Lutz and Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Bell, A. F., Hecht, L., and Barron, L. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

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