Talose

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D-Talose[1]
D-Talose
Names
IUPAC name
(3S,4S,5R,6R)-6-(Hydroxymethyl)oxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol
Identifiers
CAS number 2595-98-4 (D) N
23567-25-1 (L)
ChEBI CHEBI:28458 YesY
ChemSpider 89855 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 99459
Properties
C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.16 g/mol
Density 1.581 g/mL
Melting point 124 to 127 °C (255 to 261 °F; 397 to 400 K)
0.1 g/mL
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Talose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Some etymologists suggest that talose's name derives from the automaton of Greek mythology named Talos, but the relevance is unclear.

Talose is a C-2 epimer of galactose.

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