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D-Galacturonic acid

D-Galacturonic acid
IUPAC name (2S,3R,4S,5R)-2,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxy-6-oxo-hexanoic acid
CAS number 685-73-4
PubChem 84740
EINECS number 211-682-6
SMILES C(=O)[C@@H]([C@H]([C@H]([C@@H](C(=O)O)O)O)O)O
Molecular formula C6H10O7
Molar mass 194.139
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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D-Galacturonic acid is a sugar acid, an oxidized form of D-galactose. It is the main component of pectin, in which it exists as the polymer polygalacturonic acid. It has an aldehyde group at C1 and a carboxylic acid group at C6. Other oxidized forms of D-galactose are D-galactonic acid (carboxylic group at C1) and meso-galactaric acid (mucic acid) (carboxylic groups at C1 and C6)

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