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Daunosamine

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Formula  C6H13NO3
Molar mass  147.17 g/mol
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Daunosamine is a deoxy sugar and amino sugar of the hexosamine class.

Daunosamine is a component of the anthracycline class of antineoplastics, linked to a derivative of naphthacene. It is a component of birch juice.

Chemical propeties:

Soluble in water. This deoxy sugar responds with polymers like cellulose and lignin if it is in excess, so collection of birch juice is very helpful for birch.

References

Daunosamine Wikipedia


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