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Anomeric Carbon

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    Anomers are cyclic monosaccharides or glycosides that are epimers, differing from each other in the configuration of C-1 if they are aldoses or in the configuration at C-2 if they are ketoses. The epimeric carbon in anomers are known as anomeric carbon or anomeric center.

    Example 1: α-D-Glucopyranose and β-D-glucopyranose are anomers.

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    Example 2: α-D-Fructofuranose and β-D-fructofuranose are anomers.

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    Example 3: Methyl α-D-glucopyranoside and methyl β-D-glucopyranoside are anomers.

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    see also alpha anomer, beta anomer


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