Pyranose

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A pyranose is a carbohydrate monossaccharide that is a six-membered (6 carbon) ring. It is formed form a straight chain compound tha has 6 carbon. An aldehyde reacts with an alcohol to form a cyclic hemiacetal.  The name pyranose is due to its similarity to pyran[1]. Pyranose can have two different conformation namely; chair and boat[2].

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J and Stryer L. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th edition, New York: WH Freeman. pg 332
  2. Berg J., Tymoczko J and Stryer L. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th edition, New York: WH Freeman. pg 334

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