Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry, Volume VI: General Carbohydrate Methods contains a collection of selected methods from the entire field of carbohydrate chemistry. This volume is comprised of useful procedures in analytical and preparative carbohydrate chemistry. It is organized into 10 sections. The first section deals with methods for separation and analysis, which discusses chromatography and chemical, physical, and biochemical methods. Section II covers the preparation of mono- and polysaccharides and their derivatives. Section III describes a variety of oxidation methods. The fourth section is about procedures for the analysis of acyclic sugars. Sections V and VI present the etherification and esterification of carbohydrates. Nucleotides, nucleosides, and glycoside procedures are described in Sections VII and VIII. The ninth section focuses on radioactively labeled sugars. The final chapter provides a variety of physical methods such as mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and determination of molecular weights by osmometry.Chemists and biochemists will find this book very useful.