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L-Deoxyribose

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l-Deoxyribose is an organic compound with formula C5H10O4. It is a synthetic monosaccharide, a stereoisomer (mirror image) of the natural compound d-deoxyribose.

l-Deoxyribose
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Names
IUPAC name
(3R,4S)-3,4,5-Trihydroxypentanal
Other names
2-Deoxy-l-erythro-pentose; 2-Deoxy-l-ribose; l-2-Deoxyribose
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.131.283
Properties
C5H10O4
Molar mass 134.131 g·mol−1
Appearance White solid
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

l-Deoxyribose can be synthesized from d-galactose.[1] It has been used in chemical research, e.g. in the synthesis of mirror-image DNA.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SHI Zhen-Dan, YANG Bing-Hui, and WU Yu-Lin (2002), A stereospecific synthesis of L-deoxyribose, L-ribose and L-ribosides. Tetrahedron, volume 58, issue 16, pp. 3287–3296
  2. ^ Hidehito Urata, Emiko Ogura, Keiko Shinohara, Yoshiaki Ueda and Masao Akagi (1992), Synthesis and properties of mirror-image DNA. Nucleic Acids Research, volume 20 issue 13, pp. 3325-3332