Agent Name

Galacturonic acid

CAS Number

14982-50-4

Formula

C6-H10-O7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

A crystalline aldehyde acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin; [Merriam-Webster] "D-Galacturonic acid is a sugar acid, an oxidized form of D-galactose. It is the main component of pectin, in which it exists as the polymer polygalacturonic acid." [Wikipedia]

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