Lyxose

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Lyxose
IUPAC name (2R,3R,4S)-2,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxypentanal
Other names L-Lyxose
Lyxopyranose
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C5H10O5
Molar mass 150.13
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references


Lyxose is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5.

Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature; for example, as a component bacterial glycolipids.[1]

References

  1. Kay-Hooi Khoo et al., Chemistry of the Lyxose-Containing Mycobacteriophage Receptors of Mycobacterium phlei/Mycobacterium smegmatis, Biochemistry, 35 (36), 11812-11819, 1996. Abstract

See also

External links

de:Lyxose



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