Gulose (Molecule of the Month for March 2008)
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.
Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)
Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for March 2008 )