Fucitol

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Fucitol
L-Fucitol chemical structure.png
Names
IUPAC name
(2R,3S,4R,5S)-Hexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
Identifiers
13074-06-1 (L) YesY
5328-43-8 (D) YesY
37114-30-0 (DL) YesY
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PubChem 445724
Properties
C6H14O5
Molar mass 166.17 g·mol−1
Melting point 153 °C (307 °F; 426 K)[1]
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Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Fucitol, also known as L-fucitol, 6-deoxy-L-galactitol, and (2R,3S,4R,5S)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol, is a sugar alcohol derived from fucoidin which is found in the North Atlantic seaweed Fucus vesiculosus[2] or by the reduction of fucose.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Votocek, Emil; Potmesil, R. Prag (1914). "Fucitol". Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft 46: 3653–3655. doi:10.1002/cber.191304603151. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, A. N. (1954). "Degradative studies on fucoidin". Journal of the American Chemical Society 76 (20): 5074–5076. doi:10.1021/ja01649a018.