Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 3119-3122

Transformatins of deoxysugars

Štefan Kučár, Juraj Zámocký and Juraj Zemek

Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 809 33 Bratislava


6-Deoxyaldoses are known to be more stable in alkaline medium than the corresponding aldoses. They undergo transformations with suitable reagents under appropriate reaction conditions to form the corresponding 6-deoxyhexuloses and C(3)-isomeric 6-deoxyhexuloses. Transformation of 6-deoxy-L-mannose and 6-deoxy-L-galactose affords 5-deoxy-L-arabino-hexulose, 6-deoxy-L-ribo-hexulose, 6-deoxy-L-xylo-hexulose.