The interconversion of α- and β- diastereomers of a carbohydrate is called mutarotation. Which statement is true?
1) Only enzymes can perform mutarotation – in solution these structures do not interconvert.
2) Mutarotation requires an acid catalyst (H+) to proceed.
3) Mutarotation proceeds through an acyclic (no ring) intermediate.
4) The reaction converts a D–sugar into an L–sugar.
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