MBMB 451b

Copyright 2000, E.C. Niederhoffer

Sample Problem

Draw the structure of the starting polysaccharide.

a. Exhaustive methylation followed by hydrolysis yields three moles of 2,3,6-tri-O-methyl-D-glucopyranose.

b. Periodate oxidation consumes 3 moles of IO4-, but no formic acid (formate) is generated.

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