Altrose (Molecule of the Month for March 2008)
Altrose is an aldohexose sugar. The D isomer is an unnatural monosaccharide. It is soluble in water and practically insoluble in methanol. L-altrose has been isolated from strains of the bacterium Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens.
Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)
Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for March 2008 )