Galactose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Galactose Properties


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Galactose is a type of sugar that is less sweet than glucose. It is considered a nutritive sweetener because it has food energy. It is a C-4 epimer of glucose. It is a polymer of the sugar galactose found in hemicellulose. It can be converted to galactose by hydrolysis.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 26566-61-0
ChEBI 28061
InChI 1S/C6H12O6/c7-1-2-3(8)4(9)5(10)6(11)12-2/h2-11H,1H2/t2-,3+,4+,5-,6+/m1/s1
Melting Point 167°C
Molar Mass 180.156 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O6
Solubility 683.0 g/l
Synonyms DL-Galactose;Galactose 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