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An unsaturated sugar derivative in which the adjacent hydroxyl groups are removed, one of which is that on the carbon-1 of the aldose (or carbon-2 of the ketose), yielding a CH=CH between these two positions.
Synonym(s): glucal
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Several glycals including triacetyl glucal (1) are commercially available.
Soon he had developed the haloalkoxylation of glycals and the halide-ion catalyzed reaction of [alpha]-halides for this purpose.