L-(−)-Xylose, mixture of anomers


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optical activity

[α]24/D −18.7°, c = 4 in H2O


150-152 °C (lit.)

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13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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