[α]20/D +53±2°, 3 hr, c = 10 in H2O(lit.)
gas chromatography (GC): suitable
Insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.1% (as SO4)
≤0.1% loss on drying
150-152 °C (lit.)
H2O: 1 M, clear, colorless
sulfate (SO42-): ≤0.005%
human ... PYGM(5837)
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Yes, the D-(+) form of glucose is also known as dextrose.
Yes, solutions can be autoclaved.
This product is a mixture of alpha and beta anomers, although it is primarily the alpha anomer.
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