Acta Cryst. (2008). E64, o1385 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536808019582 ]
Abstract: X-ray crystallography showed that the title compound, C6H12O5, crystallizes in the -pyranose form with the six-membered ring in a chair conformation. The crystal structure exists as a three-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network of molecules with each molecule acting as a donor and aceptor for four hydrogen bonds. The absolute configuration was determined by the use of L-fucose as starting material.
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