An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.
a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
Monosaccharides â€“ pentoses - Monosaccharide with five carbon atoms.
C5H10O5; monosaccharide; pentose; abundant component of hemicelluloses, especially of xylans; used in dyeing, tanning and in diabetic diets; also called as wood sugar; xylose can be easily recovered in the Chempolis process.
Xylose or wood sugar is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula 5105. Xylose is found in the embryos of most edible plants.