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β-D-Talopyranose form
Chemical name 6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-
Abbreviation Tal
Chemical formula C6H12O6
Molecular mass 180.16 g/mol
CAS number D:[2595-98-4]
Melting point 120-123 °C
SMILES O[C@H]1[C@H](O)[C@@H]
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Talose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Some etymologists suggest that talose's name derives from the automaton of Greek mythology named Talos, but the relevance is unclear.

Talose is a C-2 epimer of galactose.

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