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F2252

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L-(−)-Fucose

≥98% (GC)

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Synonym(s):
6-Deoxy-L-galactose
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H12O5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
164.16
Beilstein:
1723321
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

Assay

≥98% (GC)

form

powder

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

color

white

mp

150-153 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy

SMILES string

C[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)C=O

InChI

1S/C6H12O5/c1-3(8)5(10)6(11)4(9)2-7/h2-6,8-11H,1H3/t3-,4+,5+,6-/m0/s1

InChI key

PNNNRSAQSRJVSB-KCDKBNATSA-N

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L-(−)-Fucose ≥98% (GC)

Sigma-Aldrich

F2252

L-(−)-Fucose

D-(+)-Fucose ≥98%

Sigma-Aldrich

F8150

D-(+)-Fucose

D-(−)-Fructose ≥99%

Sigma-Aldrich

F0127

D-(−)-Fructose

L-Fucose United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

USP

1286606

L-Fucose

form

powder

form

powder

form

powder

form

-

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

technique(s)

-

color

white

color

white

color

colorless

color

-

mp

150-153 °C (lit.)

mp

144-145 °C (lit.)

mp

119-122 °C (dec.) (lit.)

mp

150-153 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy

solubility

H2O: 100 mg/mL, clear to slightly hazy, colorless to faintly yellow

solubility

water: 790 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

-

General description

L-Fucose, a natural monosaccharide found in mammals, is an important component of several N- and O-linked glycans and glycolipids.

Application

L-(−)-Fucose has been used:
  • as the non-haptenic sugar in lectin bead-binding assay to study its effects on the binding of immobilized lectins like peanut agglutinin (PNA) and Dolichos biflorus agglutinin (DBA)
  • as an internal standard to dilute the enzymatic hydrolysates for analytical methods
  • in the synthesis of fucosyl thioglycoside

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Fucose (6-Deoxy-L-galactose) is used in studies of fucoidan polysaccharides containing glycans. It is studied as a glycan modifying carbohydrate that generates antigenic sites recognized by IgE antibodies. L-Fucose is used as a substrate to identify, differentiate, and characterize enzymes such as fucosidase(s),l-fucose isomerase(s), and L-fucose dehydrogenase(s). It may be used to study organelles, and bacterial microcompartments, involved in the degradation of plant and algal cell wall sugars. L-Fucose may also be used as a reference compound in rare sugar identification and analysis.
L-Fucose is broadly used as a food additive. It possesses anti-inflammatory effects. It can inhibit the cutaneous immune reaction and alveolar macrophage priming. L-fucose can also suppress tumor growth and tumorigenesis.

Other Notes

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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Rhizobial NodZ α1,6-fucosyltransferase (α1,6-FucT) catalyzes the transfer of the fucose (Fuc) moiety from guanosine 5'-diphosphate-β-L-fucose to the reducing end of the chitin oligosaccharide core during Nod-factor (NF) biosynthesis. NF is a key signalling molecule required for successful symbiosis with a
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Previous studies reported that L-fucose had anti-inflammatory effects in respiratory and cutaneous system. However, the effect of L-fucose on colitis and the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. We studied the anti-inflammatory effects of L-fucose on Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute
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Green liquor (Na2S+Na2CO3, GL) pretreatment is a proven pathway to improve the enzymatic saccharification for the production of bioethanol. In this work, the effects of GL pretreatment on the chemical composition and enzymatic digestibility of rice straw at various total

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