C6H12O6
Levulose Lev"u*lose` (l[e^]v"[-u]*l[=o]s`), n. [See {Levo-}.] (Chem.) A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized, occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc., and hence called also {fruit sugar}; also called {fructose}. Chemical formula: {C6H12O6}. It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization of light to the left, in contrast to {dextrose}, the other product of the hydrolysis of sucrose. [Written also {l[ae]vulose}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: It is obtained, together with an equal quantity of dextrose, by the inversion of ordinary cane or beet sugar, and hence, as being an ingredient of invert sugar, is often so called. It is fermentable, nearly as sweet as cane sugar, and is metameric with dextrose. Cf. {Dextrose}. [1913 Webster]


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  • C6H12O6 — Galactose Ga*lac tose, n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline sugar, {C6H12O6}, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also {lactose} (though it is not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H12O6 — inositol i*no si*tol ([i^]*n[o^]s [i^]*t[o^]l), n. [Gr. i s, ino s, strength, muscle.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white crystalline substance ({C6H12O6}) with a sweet taste, widely distributed in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H12O6 — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H12O6 — Dextrose Dex trose (d[e^]ks tr[=o]s ), n. [See {Dexter}.] (Chem.) A sirupy, or white crystalline, variety of sugar, {C6H12O6} (so called from turning the plane of polarization to the right), occurring in many ripe fruits, and also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H12O6 — Carbohydrate Car bo*hy drate, n. [Carbon + hydrate.] (Physiol. Chem.) One of a group of compounds including the sugars, starches, and gums, which contain six (or some multiple of six) carbon atoms, united with a variable number of hydrogen and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H12O6 — The molecular formula C6H12O6 may refer to: * Hexoses **Allose **Altrose **Fructose **Galactose **Glucose **Gulose **Idose **Mannose **Psicose **Sorbose **Tagatose **Talose * Inositol …   Wikipedia

  • C6H12O6 —      Cette page répertorie différents isomères, c’est à dire les molécules qui partagent la même formule brute. C6H12 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • C6H12O6 — …   Википедия

  • allose — C6H12O6; an aldohexose. d A. is epimeric with d glucose. * * * al·lose al .ōs n a synthetic sugar C6H12O6 stereoisomeric with glucose and epimeric with altrose * * * al·lose (alґōs) an aldohexose epimeric with glucose at carbon 3 …   Medical dictionary

  • Сорбиноза — C6H12O6, сорбин, или сорбоза, получается брожением сока ягод рябины под влиянием специфической бактерий. С. можно получить также брожением сорбита и сока фруктов, содержащих в своем составе сорбит (Бертран). См. Глюкозы. К. К. Δ …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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