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

    Emil Fischer - Biography


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