Crystal structure of methyl 1,2,3,4-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranuronate

Carbohydr Res. 2002 Nov 19;337(21-23):2343-6. doi: 10.1016/s0008-6215(02)00297-5.


The identity of the crystalline product formed by the acetylation of a mixture of methyl alpha- and beta-D-glucopyranuronates has been confirmed as being methyl 1,2,3,4-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranuronate (3), which agrees with the assignment from 1H NMR. The absolute configuration of compound 3 was assigned to agree with the known chirality of the precursor sugar, D-glucono-6,3-lactone.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acetylation
  • Carbohydrate Conformation
  • Crystallization
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Glucosides / chemistry*


  • Glucosides
  • 1,2,3,4-tetra-O-acetylglucopyranose