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Sucrose Properties


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Sucrose is the organic compound. It is a disaccharide derived from glucose and fructose. It is a natural and economical sweetener. It is used as a preservative, flavor enhancer for foods, also used in plastics and cellulose industry, in rigid polyurethane foams, manufacturer of ink and of transparent soaps, used as starting material in the fermentative production of ethanol , butanol, glycerol, citric and levulinic acids.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Solid
CAS Number 57-50-1
Density 1.587 g/cm3
HS Code 17019910
IUPAC Name (2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[(2S,3S,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-3,4,5-triol
InChI 1/C12H22O11/c13-1-4-6(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(3-15)10(20)7(17)5(2-14)22-12/h4-11,13-20H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1
Melting Point 186 °C
Molar Mass 342.30 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H22O11
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number WN6500000
Related Compounds Lactose, Maltose
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Sugar;Saccharose;β-D-Fructofuranosyl-(2→1)-α-D-Glucopyranoside;β-(2s,3s,4s,5r)-Fructofuranosyl-α-(1r,2r,3s,4s,5r) 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