D-Galactose

SKU
G-2527
  • CAS:59-23-4
  • Formula:C6H12O6
  • MW:180.2 Da
  • Appearance:White to almost white, crystalline powder
  • Purity:≥99%

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Description

Galactose is a monosaccharide molecule that, in conjunction with glucose, forms the disaccharide lactose. In nature, galactose is present principally in the milk of mammals. The primary galactose metabolic pathway, known as the Lelior pathway, consists of the GALT, GALE and GALK enzymes. Deficiencies or abnormalities of these enzymes can lead to an inherited condition known as hypergalactosemia, in which the body cannot effectively metabolize galactose.

Applications

Galactose is widely utilized in research pertaining to both the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Conditions which galactose has been used to study include Wilson's disease, hepatic cancer and hepatitis C. Galactose residues are also used in the manufacturing of some vaccines. D-Galactose is the C-4 epimer of glucose sometimes used to study senescence.

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Alternate Name/Synonyms
D-Galactopyranose; Galactose; Galactopyranose; D-(+)-Galactose; Galactopyranoside; Cerebrose
SKU
G-2527
CAS #
59-23-4
Chemical Name
(3R,4S,5R,6R)-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol
Chemical Formula
C6H12O6
Molecular Weight
180.2 Da
Appearance
White to almost white, crystalline powder
Purity
≥99%
Solubility
Soluble in water (68%) at 25 °C, pyridine, and alcohol (slightly).
Melting Point
168-170 °C
Storage Temp
Room temperature
MDL NUMBER
MFCD00151230
SMILES
C([C@@H]1[C@@H]([C@@H]([C@H]([C@H](O1)O)O)O)O)O
RTECS
LW5490000
Handling
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Normal measures for preventive fire protection
Handling Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Normal measures for preventive fire protection
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