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|CAS number||(D) , (L)|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1
|Molar mass||120.10 g mol−1|
|Appearance||Light yellow syrup|
|Solubility in water||Very soluble|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Erythrose was first isolated in January 1850 from rhubarb by M. Garot, and was named as such because of its red hue in the presence of alkali metals (ἐρυθρός, "red").
Oxidative bacteria can be made to use erythrose as its sole energy source.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3637
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