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Monosaccharides and Disaccharides


Monosaccharides (sugars) are organic chemical compounds and the most basic unit of carbohydrates. A disaccharide is a sugar composed of two monosaccharides.

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Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Carbohydrates and Biochemistry
Lecture notes - Format: PDF - [e]

Chemistry of Sugars
Lecture notes. Rice University, USA - [e]

Converting Fischer Projections of Sugars to Haworth Projections
Methods - Format: PDF - [e]

Drawing Sugar Structures
Fischer Projections, Haworth Structures and Chair Conformers - [e]

Fischer Projection
A representation of a 3D molecule as a flat structure where a tetrahedral carbon is represented as two crossed lines - Format: PDF - [e]

Fischer Projections
Lecture notes - [e]

Furanose Forms
Cyclic forms of carbohydrates - Format: PDF - [e]

Online book: Essentials of Glycobiology, 2nd edition, 2009 - [e]

Lecture notes - [e]

Glycobiology resources: basics; aldoses; ketoses; deoxy sugars; amino derivatives; acid/alchohol derivatives; uronic acids; glycosans/anhydro sugs; muramic acids; sialic acids; higher monosaccharides - [e]

Chemical Properties - [e]

Structure of saccharides I
Lecture notes. University of Kiel, Germany - Format: PDF - [e]

Structure of saccharides II
Lecture notes. University of Kiel, Germany - Format: PDF - [e]

Structure of saccharides III
Lecture notes. University of Kiel, Germany - Format: PDF - [e]

Sugars and Polysaccharides
Lecture notes in molecular biochemistry - [e]

Sugars, Carbohydrates Monosaccharides
Sugars, Carbohydrates, Monosaccharides. Botany online - [d, e]

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Special Information

E. coli K-12 Pathways Class
Sugars and Polysaccharides - [e]

Pseudo-Sugar Chemistry
Synthetic ventures in pseudo-sugar chemistry. IUPAC, USA - Format: PDF - [e]

Shock Chemistry of Sugars
... and Implications for Delivery by Meteorites - Format: PDF - [e]

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Historical Facts and Documents

History of Glycolysis
An Example of a Linear Metabolic Pathway. Rice University, USA - Format: PDF - [e]

Syntheses in the purine and sugar group
Nobel Lecture 1902, Emil Fischer. Nobel Foundation, Sweden - Format: PDF - [e]

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Analysis of Reducing Sugars
... with Fehling’s Solution - Format: PDF - [e]

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Chemical and physical properties - [e]

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Nomenclature of Carbohydrates
IUBMB and IUPAC recommendations. Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK - [e]

Saccharide structure and nomenclature - [e]

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Chemical Reactions

Functional group reactions of monosaccharides - Format: PDF - [e]

Reactions of Sugars
Ring Closure, Polymerization - [e]

Reactions of saccharides and carbohydrates - [e]

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Data and Databases

Bacterial Carbohydrate Structure DataBase
BCSDB. ISTC, Russia - [e]

The CAZy database describes the families of structurally-related catalytic and carbohydrate-binding modules (or functional domains) of enzymes that degrade, modify, or create glycosidic bonds. AFMB - CNRS - Universités Aix-Marseille I & II, France - [e]

Monosaccharide Database
MonoSaccharideDB aims to be a comprehensive reference resource for monosaccharide notation. DKFZ, Germany - [e]

Raman Spectra of Carbohydrates
SPECARB is an experimental database containing Raman spectra of carbohydrates - [e]

... is a carbohydrate-NMR database that combines CarbBank Complex Carbohydrate Structure Data (CCSD) with proton and carbon chemical shift values - [e]

USDA Database for the Added Sugars Content of Selected Foods
The Nutrient Data Laboratory has developed a Special Interest Table to provide data for the Added Sugars content of common foods, in support of nutrition research and monitoring objectives - [e]

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Food Chemistry

Sugar chemistry
Food info and more - [e]

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Carbohydrate Polymers
... covers the study and exploitation of carbohydrate polymers which have current or potential industrial application in areas such as food, textiles, paper, wood, adhesives, biodegradables, biorefining, pharmaceuticals, and oil recovery. Elsevier - [e]

Carbohydrate Research
... has gained a reputation for its high standard and wide scope which includes all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry. Articles published in the journal cover sugars and their derivatives (also cyclitols, and model compounds for carbohydrate reactions), oligo- and polysaccharides, nucleosides, nucleotides, and glycoconjugates. Elsevier - [e]

Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
... serves as an international forum for research advances involving the chemistry and biology of carbohydrates. Taylor and Francis Group, UK - [e]

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Related Books and Scientific Literature: Monosaccharides:


Thisbe K. Lindhorst

Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry

Concise yet complete, this is a succinct introduction to the topic, covering both basic chemistry as well as such advanced topics as high-throughput analytics and glycomics - in one handy volume. This improved and expanded 3rd edition features all-new material on combinatorial synthesis of carbohydrates and carbohydrate biodiversity, and each chapter now contains study questions for self-learning and classroom teaching. Didactically written by an experienced lecturer and graduate student advisor, the text is backed by practical examples and more than 150 study questions tailored to students' needs.

Wiley-VCH; 2007

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