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G0750

Sigma-Aldrich

D-(+)-Galactose

≥99%

Synonym(s):
Galactose
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H12O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
180.16
Beilstein:
1724619
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

bovine (Ruminant- Cow, Ox, Buffalo)

assay

≥99%

form

powder

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

impurities

≤0.1% glucose

mp

168-170 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 100 mg/mL, clear, colorless

SMILES string

OC[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C=O

InChI

1S/C6H12O6/c7-1-3(9)5(11)6(12)4(10)2-8/h1,3-6,8-12H,2H2/t3-,4+,5+,6-/m0/s1

InChI key

GZCGUPFRVQAUEE-KCDKBNATSA-N

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Application

Galactose has been used:
  • as a component of galactosyltransferase labeling buffer.
  • as a supplement in MRS broth for the growth of thermophilic lactobacilli
  • to induce the expression of uncoupling protein (UCP) in yeast transformants

Packaging

10, 25, 50, 100, 500 g in poly bottle
10 mg in glass bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Galactose is a simple monosaccharide that serves as an energy source and as an essential component of glycolipids and glycoproteins. Galactose contributes to energy metabolism via its conversion to glucose by the enzymes that constitute the Leloir pathway. Defects in the genes encoding these proteins lead to the metabolic disorder galactosemia.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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