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Anal. Biochem. 1991 Dec;199(2):154-61
The mass spectra of permethylated methyl 4,6-O-(1-carbomethoxyethylidene)-D-hexopyranoside and 1,5-anhydro-D-hexitol of glucose, galactose, and mannose and permethylated methyl 5,6-O-(1-carbomethoxyethylidene)-D-galactofuranoside and 1,4-anhydro-D-galactitol have been determined. The stability of each compound toward methanolysis and reductive cleavage is discussed. These techniques permit the identification of the acetalic linkages of pyruvic acid present in polysaccharides.