D-form

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D - form sugars have the -OH functional group facing to the right on the furthest chiral centre down on the Fischer Projection structure of the sugar.

D - form configurations are most common in sugars.

It is called D-form because of the direction in which the sugar rotates in the plane of polarized light, hence to the right it is called dextrorotatory (D).


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