glycal

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glycal

[′glī‚kal]
(biochemistry)
A monosaccharide having a double bond between carbons 1 and 2, and no hydroxyl group on either of those carbons.
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We investigated this by determining urinary D-xylose in suckling rats after giving them increasing concentrations of glucal, a competitive inhibitor of the enzyme at the lactose site (23), mixed with either 4 mg of 4-galactosylxylose or 1 mg of 3-galactosylxylose.
Several glycals including triacetyl glucal (1) are commercially available.
I do remember him pointing out to me the synthetic beauty and utility of one of his own products (commercialized first by Raylo), unsaturated sugar triacetyl glucals, which served as an important synthons in sugar synthesis.