Agent Name

L-Arabinose

CAS Number

5328-37-0

Formula

C5-H10-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pectin sugar; Arabinose, L- (VAN) (8CI); [ChemIDplus] Aloe sugar; [Merck Index] L-(+)-Arabinose; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Monosaccharide; The L-form is found in plants and mycobacteria; Used as a nutrient in bacterial culture media; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Found in hemicellulose and pectin; [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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