Organic Chemistry

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24. Carbohydrates

Monosaccharides - Ruff Degradation

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Opposite to Kiliani-Fischer, aldose aldehydes can be oxidized to carboxylic acids and then decarboxylated to shorten chains. This will utilize a reaction we learned before, except now it is applied to sugars. Let's try and refresh your memory. 

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Here are some practice problems to test what we just learned. Good luck! 

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Which aldohexoses produce the same Ruff Degradation product

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Predict the product for the following reaction

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