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Definition: 'Kiliani-Fischer Synthesis'

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Kiliani-Fischer synthesis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kil′ē-yon′i fish′ĕr

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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