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IUPAC name (2R,3R,4S)-2,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxypentanal
Other names L-Lyxose
CAS number 1949-78-6
PubChem 644176
SMILES C([C@@H]([C@H]([C@H](C=O)O)O)O)O
Molecular formula C5H10O5
Molar mass 150.13
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Lyxose is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5.

Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature; for example, as a component bacterial glycolipids.[1]


  1. ^ Kay-Hooi Khoo et al., Chemistry of the Lyxose-Containing Mycobacteriophage Receptors of Mycobacterium phlei/Mycobacterium smegmatis, Biochemistry, 35 (36), 11812-11819, 1996. Abstract

See also

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