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Allose (Molecule of the Month for March 2008)

Hexose, Sugar

Allose is an aldohexose sugar. It is a rare monosaccharide that has been isolated from the leaves of the African shrub Protea rubropilosa. It is soluble in water and practically insoluble in methanol.

Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)



Picture of Allose 3D model

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Allose structure
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Picture of Allose

C6 H12 O6

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

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