The crystal structure unequivocally confirms the relative stereochemistry of the title compound, C(6)H(13)FO(5) [6-de-oxy-6-fluoro-d-galactitol or (2S,3R,4R,5S)-6-fluoro-hexane-1,2,3,4,5-penta-ol]. The absolute stereochemistry was determined from the use of d-galactose as the starting material. In the crystal, the molecules are linked by O-H⋯O and O-H⋯F hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network with each mol-ecule acting as a donor and acceptor for five hydrogen bonds.

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@inproceedings{Jenkinson20101Deoxy1fluorolgalactitol, title={1-De­oxy-1-fluoro-l-galactitol}, author={Sarah F. Jenkinson and Daniel Best and Ken Izumori and Francis X. Wilson and Alexander C. Weymouth-Wilson and George W J Fleet and Amber L. Thompson}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2010} }