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Monosaccharides

Our range of Monosaccharides includes an extensive collection of phosphorylated sugars, sulfated sugars, halogenated sugars, imino sugars, protected intermediates and unusual lactones available as building blocks and basic research tools.

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IS0786 1-Deoxy-L-idonojirimycin HCl

From £109.00£281.00 exc. VAT

N101 N-Acetylneuraminic acid

From £87.00£135.00 exc. VAT

N102 N-Glycolylneuraminic Acid

From £114.00£386.00 exc. VAT

NZP402 Tetra-O-acetyl-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-β-D-mannose

From £50.00£1,339.00 exc. VAT

NZP404 Methyl-α-galactopyranoside

From £175.00£611.00 exc. VAT

PZ008 N-Acetyl-α-D-glucosamine-1-phosphate (sodium salt)

From £232.00£1,560.00 exc. VAT

PZ009 α-D-Mannose-1-phosphate (ammonium salt)

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PZ011 α-L-Fucose-1-phosphate (cyclohexylammonium salt)

From £328.00£1,429.00 exc. VAT

PZ012 β-L-Fucose-1-phosphate (cyclohexylammonium salt)

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PZ015 D-Myo-inositol-1,3,5-triphosphate (ammonium salt)

From £93.00£403.00 exc. VAT

PZ016 D-Myo-inositol-1,4,5-triphosphate (ammonium salt)

From £60.00£361.00 exc. VAT

PZ017 D-Myo-inositol-1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate (ammonium salt)

From £93.00£403.00 exc. VAT

PZ018 D-Myo-inositol-1,4,5,6-tetraphosphate (sodium salt)

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PZ020 β-L-Arabinose-1-phosphate (potassium salt)

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RS001 L-Cladinose

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RS002 D-Desosamine

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RS003 4-Amino-4-deoxy-D-glucopyranose

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RS004 Forosamine

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RS005 Mycaminose

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RS009 6-Amino-6-deoxy-D-glucopyranose

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RS010 3-Amino-3-deoxy-D-glucopyranose

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What are Monosaccharides?

Monosaccharides, often considered to be simple sugars, are the basic building blocks of carbohydrates. These are generally water-soluble, crystalline solids with the general formula CnH2nOn. They can be classified by the number of carbon atoms they contain, the most abundant are pentoses (5 carbons) and hexoses (6 carbons).

Examples of these building blocks commonly found in nature include xylose (plant cell walls), ribose (RNA), glucose (cell energy source), mannose (plant cell walls) and fructose (a constituent of sucrose).

Monosaccharides form more complex saccharides via the formation of glycosidic bonds. For example, D-glucose and D-galactose combine to form the disaccharide lactose, commonly found in milk, while D-glucose and D-fructose combine to form sucrose (table sugar).