1,6-Anhydro-beta-D-glucopyranose is used for the preparation of biologically important and structurally diverse products such as rifamycin S, indanomycin, thromboxane B2, (+)-biotin, tetrodotoxin, quinone, macrolide antibiotics and modified sugars. It is used as a chemical tracer for biomass burning in atmospheric chemistry studies, particularly with respect to airborne particulate matter. It aids in the production of bioethanol.
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