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an·o·mer

(an'ō-mer),
One of two sugar molecules that are epimeric at the hemiacetal or hemiketal carbon atom (carbon-1 in aldoses, carbon-2 in most ketoses), for example, α-d-glucose and β-d-glucose.
See also: sugars. Compare: epimer.
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an·o·mer

(an'ō-mĕr)
One of two sugar molecules that are epimeric at the hemiacetal or hemiketal carbon atom.
See also: sugars
Compare: epimer
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The dissolved lactose contains about 60% beta-lactose, which results in elevated levels of this anomer in the granulated product.
Use the following terms in a description of the structural and nutritional differences between starch and cellulose: monosaccharide, glycosidic bond, alpha anomer, beta anomer.
The small ABX signals from carbon-3 protons of the [alpha] anomer of sialic acid could be detected in only two of the individuals.
Utille, "Coupure selective par l'hydrazine des groupements acetyles anomeres de residus glycosyles acetyles," Carbohydrate Research, vol.
Inhibition of gastric motility induced by hepatic portal injections of D-glucose and its anomers. J Physiol 1984; 351: 573-581, doi: 10.1113/ jphysiol.1984.sp015263.
In solution, glucose may exist as one of two possible anomers, termed [alpha] and [beta], or as the open-chain glucose aldehyde.
The weak bands observed near 926 [cm.sup.-1] and 760 [cm.sup.-1] are [alpha] anomers of pyranose compounds.
Meanwhile, lectins have unique ability to distinguish subtle structural differences among saccharides, e.g., epimers, anomers, and linkage isomers, etc.
Figure 4 illustrates the separation of saccharides at high pH, with 0.1% ammonia, and high temperature to prevent double chromatographic peaks due to the formation of anomers. In this type of application, PGC also is stable under high temperature and high pH.
anomers represented by the following formula A or formula B: ##STR1## wherein R is selected from the group consisting of C.sub.1-6 alkyl and C.sub.6-15 aryl and Bz is benzoyl.
Since the anomeric hydroxyl group of the glucose moiety of 6 is unacylated, it may be obtained as anomers ([alpha]- and [beta]-forms) mixture.