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Gulose



Gulose
IUPAC name 6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-
2,3,4,5-tetrol
Identifiers
CAS number D:4205-23-6
L:6027-89-0]
SMILES O[C@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H]
(O)[C@@H](O)C(CO)O1
Properties
Molecular formula C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.16 g/mol
Melting point

syrup

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Gulose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that exists as a syrup with a sweet taste. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Both the D- and L-forms are not fermentable by yeast.

Additional recommended knowledge

Gulose is a C-3 epimer of galactose.

References

    • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 4490.
     
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