An unsaturated sugar derivative in which the adjacent hydroxyl groups are removed, one of which is that upon the carbon-1 of the aldose (or carbon-2 of the ketose), yielding a CH==CH between these two positions.

Synonyms: glucal.

(05 Mar 2000)

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