Agent Name

D-Lyxose

CAS Number

1114-34-7

Formula

C5-H10-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

D-(-)-Lyxose; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Lyxose is an aldopentose a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5. It is a C'-2 carbon epimer of the sugar Xylose. Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature, for example, as a component of bacterial glycolipids." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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