from The Century Dictionary.
- Noting an acid, a hypothetical compound, C6H12O7, known only in the form of its anhydrid and salts. Three stereomeric substances with this name are known. The d-derivative, which is the most important, is prepared by the oxidation of mannose.
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In 1890, by epimerization between gluconic and mannonic acids, he established the stereochemical nature and isomery of the sugars, and between