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Title: Maltotriose  
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Language: English
Subject: Isomaltooligosaccharide, Malt, Carbohydrate digestion, Amylase, Octose
Collection: Trisaccharides
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CAS number  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
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Molecular formula C18H32O16
Molar mass 504.437 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Maltotriose is a trisaccharide (three-part sugar) consisting of three glucose molecules linked with α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.

It is most commonly produced by the digestive enzyme alpha-amylase (a common enzyme in human saliva) on amylose in starch. The creation of both maltotriose and maltose during this process is due to the random manner in which alpha amylase hydrolyses α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.

It is the shortest chain oligosaccharide that can be classified as maltodextrin.


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