Saccharic acid

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Saccharic acid
Glucaric acid structure.svg
IUPAC name
D-glucaric acid
Other names
(2S,3S,4S,5R)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxyhexanedioic acid
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ChEBI CHEBI:16002 YesY
ChemSpider 30577 YesY
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 33037
Molar mass 210.1388
Melting point 125-126 °C (decomposes)
Well soluble in water
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Saccharic acid, also called glucaric acid, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H10O8. It is derived by oxidizing a sugar such as glucose with nitric acid.[1][2]

The salts of saccharic acid are called saccharates or glucarates.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saccharic acid at Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Saccharic acid at NIST