Definition: 'Kiliani-Fischer Synthesis'
Kiliani-Fischer synthesisType: Term
Pronunciation: kil′ē-yon′i fish′ĕr
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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