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Sugar acid

    Sugar acids are monosaccharides that have had an -OH group oxidized to a carboxyl group.

Main classes of sugar acids include:

  • Aldaric acids, in which the aldehyde functional group of an aldose is oxidized
  • Aldonic acid, in which the terminal hydroxyl group of an aldose is oxidized
  • Uronic acid, in which both ends of an aldose are oxidized

Examples of sugar acids include:

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