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The investigation of an isolated ribofuranose unit in the gas phase reveals the intrinsic conformational landscape of the biologically active sugar form. We report the rotational spectra of two conformers of methyl β-d-ribofuranoside in a supersonic jet expansion. Both conformers adopt a near twisted ((3)T2) ring conformation with the methoxy and hydroxymethyl substituents involved in various intramolecular hydrogen bonds.

Original publication

DOI

10.1039/c6cc01180b

Type

Journal article

Journal

Chem Commun (Camb)

Publication Date

07/05/2016

Volume

52

Pages

6241 - 6244

Keywords

Carbohydrate Conformation, Furans, Hydrogen Bonding, Sugars