Dextrose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dextrose Properties

Dextrose

Dextrose-Molecule 3D Struture
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Dextrose Structure -Molecule Struture
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Description

 

Dextrose is a simple sugar and an important carbohydrate in biology. Cells use it as the primary source of energy and a metabolic intermediate. It is one of the main products of photosynthesis and starts cellular respiration. It is a common medical analyte measured in blood samples. In industry, dextrose is used as a precursor to make vitamin C in the Reichstein process, to make citric acid, gluconic acid, bio-ethanol, polylactic acid, sorbitol.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
CAS Number 50-99-7
ChEBI 4167
Class NA
Density 1.54 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-075-1
HS Code 17023051
IUPAC Name (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexanal
InChI 1S/C6H12O6/c7-1-2-3(8)4(9)5(10)6(11)12-2/h2-11H,1H2
InChIKey WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Melting Point 150-152°C
Molar Mass 180.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O6
NFPA 704 H-0,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG NA
RTECS Number LZ6600000
Solubility 91 g/100 ml
Synonyms Blood Sugar;Dextrose;Corn Sugar;D-Glucose;Grape Sugar;(+)-Glucose;Anhydrous Dextrose
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