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Gulose (Molecule of the Month for March 2008)

Hexose, Sugar

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)



Picture of Gulose

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Gulose structure
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Picture of Gulose

C6 H12 O6

Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for March 2008 )