Allose (Molecule of the Month for March 2008)
Allose is an aldohexose sugar. It is a rare monosaccharide that has been isolated from the leaves of the African shrub Protea rubropilosa. It is soluble in water and practically insoluble in methanol.
Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)
Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for March 2008 )