Agent Name

alpha-Lactose monohydrate

CAS Number

5989-81-1

Formula

C12-H22-O11.H2-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

alpha-D-Glucopyranose, 4-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Disaccharides

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Found in the milk of mammals; Used as a nutrient, in baking mixtures, as pharmaceutic aid (tablet and capsule excipient and diluent), for lactic acid fermentation in ensilage and foods, in culture media, and as chromatographic adsorbent in analytical chemistry; [Merck Index]

Comments

The standard milk sugar and lactose of pharmacy; [Merck Index] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Lactose."

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