Research Article: Sodium (1R)-d-glucit-1-yl­sulfonate monohydrate

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Alan H. Haines, David L. Hughes.


The title salt, Na+·C6H13O9S−·H2O, crystallizes with three independent cations, molecular anions and solvent water molecules in the asymmetric unit. This crystalline monohydrate addition product, formed by reaction of d-glucose and sodium hydrogen sulfite in water, forms a three-dimensional network through complex cation coordination and extensive inter­molecular hydrogen bonding. Each of the independent mol­ecules has an open-chain structure with the carbon chains adopting a sickle-like conformation, similar to that found in the potassium salt [Cole et al. (2001 ▶). Carbohydr. Res.335, 1–10], but there are significant differences in the patterns of complexation.

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For the first syntheses of the title compound, see: Braverman (1953 ▶); Ingles (1959 ▶). For evidence of the acyclic nature of such compounds, see: Ingles (1959 ▶, 1969 ▶). For the synthesis and crystallographic properties of the corresponding potassium salts of d-glucose and d-mannose, see: Cole et al. (2001 ▶). For an additional discussion on the potassium salt, see: Haines & Hughes (2010 ▶). For the crystallographic study of potassium (1S)-d-galactit-1-yl­sulfonate, see: Haines & Hughes (2010 ▶).