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497-48-3 YesY
ChemSpider 388607 N
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MeSH Nigerose
PubChem 439512
Molar mass 342.29648
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Nigerose, also known as sakebiose, is an unfermentable sugar obtained by partial hydrolysis of nigeran, a polysaccharide found in black mold, but is also readily extracted from the dextrans found in rice molds and many other fermenting microorganisms,[2] such as L. mesenteroides.[3] It is a disaccharide made of two glucose residues, connected with a 1->3 link. It is a product of the caramelization of glucose.[4]


  1. ^ Nigerose - Compound Summary, PubChem.
  2. ^ Matsuda, Kazuo; H. Wanatabe; K. Fujimoto; K. Aso (1961). "Isolation of Nigerose and Kojibiose from Dextrans". Nature 191 (4785): 278. doi:10.1038/191278a0. PMID 13768213. 
  3. ^ Matsuda, Kazuo; Hiroshi Watanabe; Kiyoshi Aso (1962-03-10). "Acetolysis of polysaccharides I. Isolation of nigerose from the acetolysate of a dextran produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-421". Tohoku journal of agricultural research (Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University) 12 (4): 351–357. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  4. ^ Sugisawa, Hirqshi; Edo, Hiroshi (1966). "The Thermal Degradation of Sugars I. Thermal Polymerization of Glucose". Journal of Food Science 31 (4): 561. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1966.tb01905.x.