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Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar and the primary source of energy for the human body. It is essential for cellular respiration and is obtained through the breakdown of carbohydrates in our diet. Glucose is also crucial for maintaining normal blood sugar levels.

Chemical Formula:

C6H12O6

CAS Number:

50-99-7

Synonyms:

Dextrose, Grape sugar, Corn sugar, Blood sugar, Glucose monohydrate, D-Glucose, D-Glucopyranose, α-D-glucopyranose, D-Glucose anhydrous, Dextro-glucose

Characteristics

Molar Weight

180.16 grams per mole.

Melting Point

146 degrees Celsius.

Boiling Point

Solubility

highly soluble in water, forming a clear, colorless solution.

Density

1.54 grams per cubic centimeter.

Forms

white, crystalline solid.

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Energy Source
  • Medical Applications
  • Industrial Fermentation
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Biofuel Production
  • Chemical Synthesis

Industries

  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medical and Healthcare Industry
  • Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Agriculture and Animal Feed Industry
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry
  • Research and Laboratory Settings

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