D-Altrose is a useful chemical compound with a variety of research applications. We are pleased to offer high quality D-Altrose in various sizes (for research, pilot-scale, or production applications) from milligrams to multi-kilogram batches, making it easy for you to choose the right amount to suit your needs.
D-altrose is used in synthesis of various unnatural analogues of biological active compounds like iminosugars…
General description of D-Altrose:
-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanal is an aldohexose monosacharid, C-3 epimer of mannose. The pure compound is a colorless to offwhite crystalline solid with a melting point of 103-105 °C and a rotation at equilibrium [α] +32.6° in water.
It is an unnatural monosacharide that is soluble in water and almost insoluble in methanol. D-Altrose can be prepared from levoglucosenone via D-altrosan, formed after stereoselective reduction and cis-
D-altrose is formed as byproduct in the production of D-allose from D-psicose via epimerization catalysed with L-rhamnose isomerase.
Can be prepared from D-fructose using a combination of the immobilized D-tagatose 3-epimerase and D-arabinose isomerase but only with 6% overall yield.
Application of D-Altrose:
D-altrose is used in synthesis of various unnatural analogues of biological active compounds like iminosugars.
Due to the lack of industrial production, application of D-altrose in different areas of research is still limited.
Product categorization (Chemical groups):
- Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
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