Galactose

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Galactose
Identifiers
CAS number 59-23-4 N
PubChem 439357
ChemSpider 388480 YesY
UNII X2RN3Q8DNE YesY
KEGG D04291 N
MeSH Galactose
ChEBI CHEBI:28061 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL300520 N
ATC code V04CE01,
V08DA02 (microparticles)
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.156 g mol−1
Density 1.723 g/cm3
Meltin pynt

167 °C, 440 K, 333 °F

Solubility in water 683.0 g/L
Hazards
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Galactose (frae the Greek (leidk stem γάλακτ– galakt–, "milk"), sometimes abbreviatit Gal, is a monosaccharide succar that is less sweet than glucose. It is a C-4 epimer o glucose.

Galactan is a polymer o the succar galactose foond in hemicellulose. Galactan can be convertit tae galactose bi hydrolysis.