levoglucosan

noun
le·vo·glucosan | \ ¦lē(ˌ)vō+ \

Definition of levoglucosan 

: a levorotatory crystalline anhydride C6H10O5 of glucose that is best prepared by treating the beta form of phenyl glucoside with alkali, and that regenerates glucose on heating with water; 1,6-anhydro-β-d -glucose — compare glucosan

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