Glycolaldehyde

Glycolaldehyde (HOCH2-CH=O) is the smallest possible molecule that contains both an aldehyde group and a hydroxyl group. It is the only possible diose, a 2-carbon monosaccharide, although a diose is not strictly a saccharide. While not a true sugar, it is the simplest sugar-related molecule. Glycolaldehyde is an intermediate in the formose reactio...
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glycolaldehyde

HOCH2CHO;the simplest (2-carbon) sugar; the aerobic deamination product of ethanolamine. ... Synonym: biose, diose. ... Active glycoaldehyde, 2-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)thiamin pyrophosphate;a derivative formed in carbohydrate metabolism. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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glycolaldehyde

Type: Term Pronunciation: glī′kol-al′dĕ-hīd Definitions: 1. the simplest (2-carbon) sugar; the aerobic deamination product of ethanolamine. Synonyms: diose
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