Agent Name

Glucose

CAS Number

50-99-7

Formula

C6-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Dextrose; Grape sugar; Corn sugar; [Hawley]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

Formed in photosynthesis; Produced commercially by hydrolysis of cornstarch with acids or enzymes; Used in foods and medicines and as a source of certain amino acids by fermentation; Also called dextrose, but glucose is the preferred term; [Hawley] "Glucose is an essential carbohydrate that is used as a substrate for energy production within the body." [Olson, p. 493]

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INCHEM: Glucose

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