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For the so-called digital drug, see I-Doser.
CAS number 2152-76-3 YesY
PubChem 441034
ChemSpider 389853 N
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Molecular formula C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.16
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Idose is a hexose, a six carbon monosaccharide. It has an aldehyde group and is an aldose. It is not found in nature, but its uronic acid, iduronic acid, is important. It is a component of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate, which are glycosaminoglycans. The first and third hydroxyls point the opposite way from the second and fourth. It is made by aldol condensation of D- and -L glyceraldehyde. L-Idose is a C-5 epimer of D-glucose.


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