Xylose



a colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, c 5 h 10 o 5 , derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.
historical examples

the chemistry of plant life roscoe wilfred thatcher
researches on cellulose c. f. cross
creative chemistry edwin e. slosson
researches on cellulose c. f. cross
creative chemistry edwin e. slosson
researches on cellulose c. f. cross

noun
a white crystalline dextrorotatory sugar found in the form of xylan in wood and straw. it is extracted by hydrolysis with acids and used in dyeing, tanning, and in foods for diabetics. formula: c5h10o5
xylose
(zī’lōs’)
a white crystalline sugar extracted from wood, straw, and corn. it is used in dyeing and tanning and as a subst-tute for sucrose in diabetic diets. chemical formula: c5h10o5.

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