Kiliani-Fischer synthesis[kil′ē-yon′i fish′ĕr]

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Definitions
1. procedure for the extension of the carbon atom chain of aldoses by treatment with cyanide; hydrolysis of the cyanohydrins followed by reduction of the lactone yields the homologous aldose; with this method, d-glucose and d-mannose can be synthesized from d-arabinose.

Synonyms
Kiliani-Fischer reaction

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