Title: d-Quercitol
CAS Registry Number: 488-73-3
CAS Name: 2-Deoxy-D-chiro-inositol
Additional Names: D-1-deoxy-muco-inositol; "acorn sugar"; (+)-protoquercitol; 1,2,3,4,5-cyclohexanepentol
Molecular Formula: C6H12O5
Molecular Weight: 164.16
Percent Composition: C 43.90%, H 7.37%, O 48.73%
Literature References: Found in the acorns of various spp of Quercus, Fagaceae: Prunier, Ann. Chim. Phys. 15, 1 (1878); from leaves of the European palm (Chaemerops humilis): Muller, J. Chem. Soc. 91, 1766 (1907). Configuration: Posternak, Helv. Chim. Acta 19, 1007 (1936). Synthesis: G. E. McCasland et al., J. Org. Chem. 33, 4220 (1968).
Properties: Sweet crystals. mp 234-235°. [a]D20 +24 to +26°. Sol in water; slightly sol in hot, almost insol in cold alcohol; practically insol in ether.
Melting point: mp 234-235°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +24 to +26°

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