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Encyclopedia > Sedoheptulose

Sedoheptulose is a keto-heptose - a simple sugar with 5 carbon atoms and a ketone functional group.


It is one of the few heptoses found in nature.

 CH2-OH | C=O | HO-CH | HC-OH | HC-OH | HC-OH | CH2-OH D-Sedoheptulose 

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Fructose and glucose are the main carbohydrate constituents of honey.
Sedoheptulose has the same structure as fructose, but it has one extra carbon.
Many simple sugars can exist in a chain form or a ring form, as illustrated by the hexoses above.
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