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Fischer projection of D-erythrose


D-Erythrose is a tetrose carbohydrate with the chemical formula C4H8O4. It has one aldehyde group and so is part of the aldose family.


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Composition of anti-cavity chewing gum and method of fighting tooth decay by using erythrose as anticaries agent - ... (3453 words)
Erythrose exists in D and L optical isomers, 15 both of which (and their mixtures) are useful in the present invention.
Erythrose may be mixed with the chewing gum ingredients at any time during the manufacturing process, but preferably it is mixed in with the bulking agent.
The environment of the mouth, as erythrose is gradually released from the chewing gum into the saliva, is expected to simulate the environment in the TSB test, and thus inhibit S. mutans.
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