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Record 1 2011-08-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Chemical Elements and Compounds
  • Biochemistry
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Tanning and Tanning Oils (Leather Ind.)
Universal entry(ies)
HOCH2CH2OCHO
formula, see observation
C3H6O3
formula, see observation
56-82-6
CAS number
DEF

A sweet crystalline compound that exists in solution as the monomeric dihydroxy aldehyde HOCH2CHOHCHO in dextrorotatory, levorotatory, and racemic forms but in the anhydrous state only as the crystalline dimer C6H12O6, that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of sugars, that yields glycerol on reduction, and that may be regarded as a triose and the simplest aldose capable of existing in both D- and L-stereoisomeric forms, which serve as reference standards for differentiating the stereoisomeric forms of all other sugars and also of other stereoisomeric compounds.

OBS

The simplest chiral sugar. Its dextrorotatory form, D-glyceraldehyde, was taken as the standard of D configuration for sugars.

OBS

This compound is used in biochemical research, as an intermediate, in nutrition, in the preparation of polyesters, in adhesives, as a cellulose modifier, in leather tanning.

OBS

Chemical formula: HOCH2CH2OCHO or C3H6O3

French

Domaine(s)
  • Éléments et composés chimiques
  • Biochimie
  • Plasturgie
  • Tannin et huile de tannage (Ind. du cuir)
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
HOCH2CH2OCHO
formula, see observation
C3H6O3
formula, see observation
56-82-6
CAS number
DEF

Le plus simple des aldoses contenant un atome de carbone chiral.

OBS

Depuis Emil Fischer, le glycéraldéhyde est pris comme composé de référence pour désigner la configuration des sucres.

OBS

Formule chimique : HOCH2CH2OCHO ou C3H6O3

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Elementos y compuestos químicos
  • Bioquímica
  • Fabricación de plásticos
  • Curtido y aceites para curtido (Ind. del cuero)
Entrada(s) universal(es)
HOCH2CH2OCHO
formula, see observation
C3H6O3
formula, see observation
56-82-6
CAS number
OBS

Fórmula química: HOCH2CH2OCHO o C3H6O3

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