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Glucal is the glycal formed from glucose.[1] It is a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of a variety of oligosaccharides.[2]

Glucal and its derivatives can be converted to other chemically useful sugars using the Ferrier rearrangement.


  1. E.Fischer and K. Zasch. Sitzber. kgl.preuss. Akad Wiss., 16,311 (1913)
  2. Seeberger, P.H., et al. Aldrichimica Acta 30, 75, (1997) was the original source. Read more.