Dextrose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dextrose Properties


Dextrose-Molecule 3D Struture
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Dextrose Structure -Molecule Struture
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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
Melting Point 150-152°C
Molar Mass 180.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O6
NFPA 704 H-0,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number LZ6600000
Solubility 91 g/100 ml
Synonyms Blood Sugar;Dextrose;Corn Sugar;D-Glucose;Grape Sugar;(+)-Glucose;Anhydrous Dextrose uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X