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When D-glucose is reduced with sodium borohydride,

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321768414 | Authors: L.G. Wade Jr ISBN: 9780321768414 33

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Problem 19P

When D-glucose is reduced with sodium borohydride, optically active glucitol results. When optically active D-galactose is reduced, however, the product is optically inactive. Explain this loss of optical activity.

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
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Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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