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Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)





optical activity

[α]20/D -105 to -103 °, c = 4% (w/v) in water


gas chromatography (GC): suitable


162-164 °C (lit.)

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D-(−)-Arabinose is a D-ribose analogue present in sugar polymers such as the arabinogalatans of mycobacterial cell walls and plant tissues. D-Arabinose is a substrate used to identify, differentiate and characterize arabinose isomerase(s) that have commercial value in the production of tagatose, a low calorie sweetener.


10, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

D-Arabinose is a reducing sugar. It is a pentose analog of D-ribose that is a constituent of mycobacterial cell wall arabinogalactans. It is also a substrate for D-erythroascorbic acid synthesis in yeast.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. A3131.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Certificate of Origin

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Ethanolic fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass is a sustainable option for the production of bioethanol. This process would greatly benefit from recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains also able to ferment, besides the hexose sugar fraction, the pentose sugars, arabinose and xylose. Different
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