|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||178.18 g mol−1|
|Melting point||106 °C (223 °F; 379 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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. The chemical structure was first elucidated in 1943 by the German chemist Otto Schmidt. Chemically, it is a methyl ether of D-fucose.
- Sarmentose, a related deoxy sugar
- Digitalose, Merck Index, 12th Edition, 3202
- Kiliani. Chem. Ber. 25: 2116.
- Otto Th. Schmidt, Walter Mayer, Alfred Distelmaier (1943). "Digitalose". Naturwissenschaften 31 (21-22): 247–248.