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