Gulose

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Gulose
Gulose
β-D-Gulopyranose form
Chemical name 6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-
2,3,4,5-tetrol
Abbreviation Gul
Chemical formula C6H12O6
Molecular mass 180.16 g/mol
CAS number D:[4205-23-6]
L:[6027-89-0]]
Melting point syrup
SMILES O[C@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H]
(O)[C@@H](O)C(CO)O1
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.

Gulose is a C-3 epimer of galactose.

References

  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 4490.

External links

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