Maltotriose

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Maltotriose
Maltotriose
Identifiers
CAS number 1109-28-0 YesY
PubChem 192826
ChemSpider 17216092 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:15444 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C18H32O16
Molar mass 504.437 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Maltotriose is a trisaccharide (three-part sugar) consisting of three glucose molecules linked with α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.

It is most commonly produced by the digestive enzyme alpha-amylase (a common enzyme in human saliva) on amylose in starch. The creation of both maltotriose and maltose during this process is due to the random manner in which alpha amylase hydrolyses α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.

It is the shortest chain oligosaccharide that can be classified as maltodextrin.

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