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Conformational Analysis of Monosaccharides

  • Momcilo Miljković
Chapter

Abstract

Molecules are dynamic assemblies of atoms chemically linked by single or multiple bonds. Hence, all atoms as well as groups of atoms are in perpetual motion, vibrating and rotating about chemical bonds. The deformation of chemical bonds due to vibration (stretching, wagging, etc.) of atoms is quantized and it is not the subject of conformational analysis. However, the rotation of atoms about the single bonds is the subject of conformational analysis.

Keywords

Conformational Analysis Chair Conformation Anomeric Effect Hydroxymethyl Group Cyclohexane Ring 
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  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyPennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA

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