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May 1, 2012
Flip That Glucose, Please
Just another nitpicking note: if you're going to publish a paper on glucose conjugates of drugs (aspirin, in this case), you might want to be sure to draw the glucose as the correct enantiomer. I had to do a little head-scratching with this one, since the sugar ring is drawn from a perspective that no carbohydrate chemist would ever use, but as far as I can tell, that's L-glucose instead of D. . .
This is not as big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it particularly gets to me, as someone who worked with sugars as chiral starting materials for 4 1/2 years. And then, every chemical drawing program extant will draw you the correct stereochemistry. . .
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