Agent Name

Cellobiose

CAS Number

528-50-7

Formula

C12-H22-O11

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

4-(beta-D-Glucosido)-D-glucose; 4-O-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-glucose; 4-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose; Cellose; D-(+)-Cellobiose; D-Cellobiose; D-Glucosyl-beta-(1-4)-D-glucose; D-Glucose, 4-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Disaccharides

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A unit of cellulose and lichenin; Not naturally occurring; [Merck Index] One of the common disaccharides along with sucrose, lactulose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose; [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause eye and respiratory tract irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Cellulose" and "Sucrose."

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