Lyxose

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Lyxose
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Alpha-D-Lyxopyranose.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 1949-78-6 YesY
PubChem 65550
ChEMBL CHEMBL1159661 N
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C5H10O5
Molar mass 150.13
Density 1.545 g cm-3
Melting point 108 °C (226 °F; 381 K)
Solubility in water Soluble in water
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kay-Hooi Khoo et al., Chemistry of the Lyxose-Containing Mycobacteriophage Receptors of Mycobacterium phlei/Mycobacterium smegmatis, Biochemistry, 35 (36), 11812-11819, 1996. Abstract

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