This sqadia.com video lecture is the elaboration of the biomedical importance of monosaccharides. All the examples have been discussed in this lecture. These include iodocompounds, osazone formation, interconversion of sugars, oxidation reactions (aldonic, saccharic acids) along with the reduction reactions have been explained comprehensively. Furthermore, deoxy sugars, glycosides and amino sugars have also been delineated.
This section talks extensively about the simple sugars called monosaccharides. In the beginning, the educator has discussed about the various examples of monosaccharides ranging from aldose, ketose, triose to pentose and hexose sugars. Additionally, the monosaccharides of biological importance have been highlighted. These include D-glucose, D-fructose and many other. Towards the end, biomedical importance of these sugars has been elaborated.
Important properties have been focussed in this section. Primarily, iodocompounds have been conversed about. Moving further, acetylation or ester formation along with osazone formation has been explained. Additionally, types of crystals and interconversion of sugars have been comprehensively elucidated.
Oxidation to Produce Sugar Acid
This section highlights the oxidation to produce sugar acid. Initially, oxidation to synthesize sugar acids has been mentioned about. In addition to that, various acids have been delineated. These include aldonic acid, saccharic or aldaric acid and uronic acids. Conclusively, biomedical importance of D-glucuronic acid has been conversed about.
Reduction reactions are the focal point of this section. Primarily, the reduction of sugars to form sugar alcohols has been discussed. Furthermore, its practical implication along with the action of acids on carbohydrates has been explained in-detail. Moreover, dilute and concentrated alkali has been elaborated. Reducing action of sugars in alkaline solution has also been discussed expansively. The educator has summed up this section by shedding light upon its practical implications in tandem with the functions of ingredients.
Other Sugar Derivatives
The key objective of this section is other sugar derivatives. In the beginning, deoxy sugars and its practical application has been brought under consideration. Moreover, amino sugars (hexosamines) and their biomedical importance has been highlighted. Towards the end, the educator has discussed about amino sugar acids and glucosides alongside their biomedical significance have been brought under discussion.