Agent Name

L-Fucose

CAS Number

2438-80-4

Formula

C6-H12-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(-)-Fucose; (-)-L-Fucose; 6-Deoxy-L-galactose; 6-Desoxygalactose; Fucose; L-(-)-Fucose; L-Galactomethylose; 6-Deoxy-L-beta-galactose; Fucose, L-; L-Galactose, 6-deoxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in seaweed; [Merck Index] "Fucose is a hexose deoxy sugar with the chemical formula C6H12O5. It is found on N-linked glycans on the mammalian, insect and plant cell surface, and is the fundamental sub-unit of the fucoidan polysaccharide." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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