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Altrose
Altrose
β-D-Altropyranose form
Chemical name 6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-
2,3,4,5-tetrol
Abbreviation Alt
Chemical formula C6H12O6
Molecular mass 180.16 g/mol
CAS number D:[1990-29-0]
L:[1949-88-8]
Melting point 103-105 °C
SMILES O[C@@H]1C(CO)O[C@@H](O)
[C@H](O)[C@@H]1O
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Altrose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide. It is soluble in water and practically insoluble in methanol. IUPAC nomenclature is a system of naming chemical compounds and of describing the science of chemistry in general. ... A chemical formula (also called molecular formula) is a concise way of expressing information about the atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound. ... The molecular mass (abbreviated MM) of a substance, called molecular weight and abbreviated as MW, is the mass of one molecule of that substance, relative to the unified atomic mass unit u (equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12). ... CAS registry numbers are unique numerical identifiers for chemical compounds, polymers, biological sequences, mixtures and alloys. ... The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which it changes state from solid to liquid. ... The simplified molecular input line entry specification or SMILES is a specification for unambiguously describing the structure of chemical molecules using short ASCII strings. ... An aldohexose is a hexose with an aldehyde group on one end. ... Monosaccharides are the simplest form of carbohydrates. ... Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol, is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH. It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a very faint odor. ...


Altrose is a C-3 epimer of mannose. In chemistry, an epimer is a stereoisomer that has a different configuration at only one of several stereogenic centers. ... Mannose is a sugar, one of the hexose series of carbohydrates. ...


References

  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 319.

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