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IUPAC name Xylose
CAS number 58-86-6
L: 609-06-3
DL: 41247-05-6&c=0&v= D: 58-86-6
L: 609-06-3
DL: 41247-05-6
Molecular formula C5H10O5
Molar mass 150.13 g/mol
Melting point

144-145 °C

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

Xylose or wood sugar is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5. Xylose is found in the embryos of most edible plants.

In animal medicine, xylose is used to test for malabsorption by administering to the patient in water after fasting. If xylose is detected in blood and/or urine within the next few hours, it has been absorbed by the intestines.[1]

See also


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