Monosaccharide Practice Problems
Methyl isobutyrate can be produced from isobutyric acid using diazomethane.
Does the following reaction mechanism correspond to this reaction?
Classify the below-given monosaccharides based on their functional groups and the number of carbon atoms (such as ketopentose and aldohexose).
How would you make the following compound using an aldol, Claisen, or another type of condensation?
Neotame is a dipeptide ester used as an artificial sweetener. The full hydrolysis of neotame gives N-(3,3-dimethylbutyl)-aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Treatment with carboxypeptidase enzyme shows no effect on neotame. Edman degradation of neotame gives phenylthiohydantoin derivative of N-(3,3-dimethylbutyl)-aspartic acid.
Suggest the structure for the neotame.