Maltose

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Description

A common disaccharide composed of two Glucose molecules. Maltose occurs naturally in Starch and Glycogen. Maltose is used as a sweetener and a stabilizer for polysulfides.

Synonyms and Related Terms

malt sugar; maltobiose

Other Properties

Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in ether.

Composition C12H22O11-H2O
CAS 69-79-4 (Anhydrous)
Melting Point 102-103
Density 1.454
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 360.32

Hazards and Safety

Combustible.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS