D-(+)-Maltose monohydrate ~99%, white powderLeverancier: MP Biomedicals
D-(+)-Maltose monohydrate is a component of starch and glycogen. It is a sugar composed of 2 α-D-glucose molecules coupled by an α(1→4) glycosidic bond. It is a reducing sugar with one anomeric carbon not linked in an anomeric bond. It contains a hemiacetal function and can mutarotate. Maltose is one product generated from starch and glycogen by the action of α-amylase.
- Mixed anomers
Maltose can be further hydrolysed to glucose by the action of α-glucosidase (maltase), an enzyme commonly found in yeast and many other sources. It is called malt sugar when it is formed in fermenting grains during the production of alcoholic beverages.
D-(+)-Maltose monohydrate is used as a sweetener with about one-third the sweetness of sucrose and as a nutrient in culture media. It is used in pharmaceutical formulations and as a parenteral supplement of sugar for diabetics.
Soluble in water (50 mg/ml)
MW: 360,32 g/mol
|FTIR||Conforms to Standard|
|Optical Rotation (c=4, H2O, NH3OH)||130° ± 5°|