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CAS number 4481-08-7
PubChem 192798
ChemSpider 167312
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Molecular formula C7H14O5
Molar mass 178.18 g mol−1
Melting point 106 °C (223 °F; 379 K)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Digitalose is a deoxy sugar that is a component of various cardiac glycosides including thevetin and emicymarin. It was first reported in 1892 as being obtained by the hydrolysis of Digtalinum verum.[1][2] The chemical structure was first elucidated in 1943 by the German chemist Otto Schmidt.[3] Chemically, it is a methyl ether of D-fucose.

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  1. ^ a b Digitalose, Merck Index, 12th Edition, 3202
  2. ^ Kiliani. Chem. Ber. 25: 2116. 
  3. ^ Otto Th. Schmidt, Walter Mayer, Alfred Distelmaier (1943). "Digitalose". Naturwissenschaften 31 (21-22): 247–248. doi:10.1007/bf01482327.