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Levoglucosenone CAS 37112-31-5

FC-101

(-)-Levoglucosenone;
(1S,5R)-6,8-Dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-2-en-4-one;
1,6-Anhydro-3,4-dideoxy-β-D-glycero-hex-3-enopyranos-2-ulose

Levoglucosenone is a bicyclic α,β-unsaturated ketone containing a protected aldehyde. The highly dehydrated sugar is derived from cellulose and comprises a valuable intermediate in the synthesis of biologically active compounds and chiral therapeutic agents.

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