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Carbohydrate Molecules Explained

Carbohydrate Molecules Explained

Posted by Mark L. Nelson, Ph.D on 26th Aug 2022

Carbohydrates as molecules range from the simplest possessing the formula C-HOHx, such as glucose C6H12O6, and exemplified by glucose,  to the more complex disaccharides sucrose and galactose, to large polysaccharides such as cellulose, hyaluronic acids and structurally complex molecules such as chitin. 

Monosaccharides, those compounds possessing one sugar, are exemplified by glucose, fructose and galactose, while disaccharides such as sucrose, known as table sugar, and lactose are part of everyday diets. 

Our carbohydrates are of the highest quality and are in Technical, ACS Reagent, USP, NF and Food Grades. 

Carbohydrate compounds can be found by clicking the links below, searching for the common or scientific product name, Cas Number, or through Ask A Chemist - we can help you find what you need and supply the compounds you're looking for. 

Monosaccharides                                                                                                  Disaccharides             
Galactose Glucose Fructose  Sucrose Lactose
Polysaccharides
Xanthan gum Alginic acid  Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Food grade   Formulation reagent 
Carbohydrate Derivatives Used in Research and Commerce                                                   
6-chloro-3-indolyl-beta-D-galacto Hygromycin B  Sucralose  Undecyl-beta-D-glucoyranoside
pyranoside      
Biochemical indicator Natural antibiotic  Artificial Sweetener Biochemical indicator