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Talose (Molecule of the Month for November 2007)

Hexose, Sugar

Talose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Some etymologists suggest that talose's name derives from the automaton of Greek mythology named Talos.

Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)



Picture of Talose

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Picture of Talose

C6 H12 O6

Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for November 2007 )