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Atoms that are above (below) the plane are written as superscripts (subscripts), which precede (follow) the letter. • 4C1 and 1C4 result. Six boat forms are possible, with only two of these shown (the reference plane in each form is unique and obvious). The Shape (Conformation) of Cyclic Sugars, and the Anomeric Effect 27 Twelve half-chair forms are possible and, again, only two of these are shown (the reference plane is defined by four contiguous atoms and is again unique). 38 The chair form is more stable than the skew form, which is again more stable than both the boat and half-chair forms.
Acetates:b The acetylation of D-glucose was first performed in the mid-nineteenth century, which helped to confirm the pentahydroxy nature of the molecule. Since then, three sets of conditions are commonly used for the transformation: b For purposes of nomenclature, it is important to realize that, while treatment of a hydroxyl group with, for example, acetic anhydride yields an acetate, the actual protecting group is an acetyl group. 7,8 With an acid catalyst, the reaction probably operates under thermodynamic control and gives the more stable anomer.