Carbohydrates are the most widely distributed, naturally occurring organic compounds on Earth. They include some of the first organic compounds to have their structures determined. As such, carbohydrates helped establish and bridge the disciplines of organic chemistry and biochemistry. They played a particularly important role in the development of the field of optical isomerism.


Amino Sugar Sugar Alcohol Asymmetric Center Sugar Acid Muramic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Robyt
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Enzymology Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsIowas State UniversityAmesUSA

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