L-Gulono-gamma-lactone is the furanose form of gulonolactone. It is metabolized by L-gulonolactone oxidase with oxygen to produce L-xylo-hex-3-gulonolactone, which can convert hexuronic acid to ascorbic acid spontaneously. As a reagent L-gulonolactone forms the first step for the synthesis of deoxymannojirimycin and mannonolactam, an anti-HIV drug and a reagent for drug synthesis respectively.
MW: 178.14 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at -20°C, protect from light.
PubChem Chemical ID: 439373