Crystal structure of sodium (1S )-D-lyxit-1-ylsulfonate

Alan Haines, David Hughes

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The title compound, Na+·C5H11O8S- [systematic name: sodium (1S,2S,3S,4R)-1,2,3,4,5-penta­hydroxy­pentane-1-sulfonate], is formed by reaction of D-lyxose with sodium bis­ulfite (sodium hydrogen sulfite) in water. The anion has an open-chain structure in which one of the oxygen atoms of the sulfonate residue, the S atom, the C atoms of the sugar chain and the O atom of the hy­droxy­methyl group form an essentially planar zigzag chain with the corresponding torsion angles lying between 179.80 (11) and 167.74 (14)°. A three-dimensional bonding network exists in the crystal structure involving hexa­coordination of sodium ions by O atoms, three of which are provided by a single D-lyxose-sulfonate unit and the other three by two sulfonate groups and one hy­droxy­methyl group, each from separate units of the adduct. Extensive inter­molecular O-H...O hydrogen bonding supplements this bonding network.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-631
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue number5
Early online date5 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • crystal structure
  • D-lyxose bisulfite adduct
  • sodium hydrogen sulfite
  • sodium metabisulfite

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