Agent Name

Xylose

CAS Number

58-86-6

Formula

C5-H10-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(D)-Xylose; Xylose, pure; Xylose, D-; (+)-Xylose; 2,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxypentanal; D-Xylose; Wood sugar; Xylo-Pfan; [ChemIDplus] Xylomed; [Merck Index] D-(+)-Xylose; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in many plant materials, especially wood, straw, and hulls; Used in tanning, dyeing, diabetic foods, and medical diagnosis (intestinal function); [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritive sweetener; [FDA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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