Ring closure of glucose

The animation demonstrates the process of ring closure of open-chain glucose into alpha-...


Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons which can be organized into a homologous series.


One of the crystalline allotropes of elemental carbon.

Peptide bond

Amino acids that make up proteins are bound by peptide bonds.

Dichloromethane (CH₂Cl₂)

It is produced by treating methane with chlorine gas and used as a solvent.

2-methylpropane (isobutane, C₄H₁₀)

An isomer of butane, a colorless, flammable gas.

Trichloromethane, chloroform (CHCl₃)

Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anesthetic.

Trimethylamine N(CH₃)₃

A tertiary amine with a characteristic unpleasant odor, occurring in spoiled food.

1,3 Butadiene (C₄H₆)

The simplest conjugated diene.

Acetamide (ethanamide) (C₂H₅NO)

A white, odorless crystalline compound.

1-butene (C₄H₈)

One of the isomers of butene.

Naphtalene (C₁₀H₈)

The simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.

Beta-D-glucose (C₆H₁₂O₆)

One of the stereoisomers of D-glucose.

Alpha-D-glucose (C₆H₁₂O₆)

Alpha-D-glucose is one of the stereoisomers of glucoses, specifically the D-glucoses.

Glyceraldehyde (C₃H₆O₃)

The simplest aldose, an optically active compound.


Fibroin is a fibrillar protein excreted by silkworms.

Amylose ((C₆H₁₀O₅)n)

A helical molecule consisting of alpha-D-glucose units. It is one of the basic components...

Acetic acid (ethanoic acid) (CH₃COOH)

One of the products of the oxidation of ethanol.

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