Trehalose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Trehalose Properties


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Trehalose is a natural alpha-linked disaccharide formed by an α,α-1,1-glucoside bond between two α-glucose units. In 1832, H.A.L. Wiggers discovered trehalose in an ergot of rye, and in 1859 Marcellin Berthelot isolated it from trehala manna, a substance made by weevils, and named it trehalose. It can be synthesised by fungi, plants, and invertebrate animals. It is implicated in anhydrobiosis — the ability of plants and animals to withstand prolonged periods of desiccation. It has high water retention capabilities, and is used in food and cosmetics.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White orthorhombic crystals
CAS Number 99-20-7
Density 1.58 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-739-6
IUPAC Name (2R,3S,4S,5R,6R)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4, 5-Trihydroxy-6-(Hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]Oxyoxane-3,4,5-Triol
InChI 1S/C12H22O11/c13-1-3-5(15)7(17)9(19)11(21-3)23-12-10(20)8(18)6(16)4(2-14)22-12/h3-20H,1-2H2/t3-,4-,5-,6-,7+,8+,9-,10-,11-,12-/m1/s1
Melting Point 203 °C
Molar Mass 342.296 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H22O11
Solubility 68.9 g/100 g
Synonyms α,α‐Trehalose;α-D-Glucopyranosyl-(1→1)-α-D-Glucopyranoside;D-(+)-Trehalose;D-Trehalose;Naturaltrehalose;a-Trehalose;Mycose;Tremalose 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