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CAS number  N, (D)
[23567-25-1] (L)
ChemSpider  YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.16 g/mol
Density 1.581 g/mL
Melting point 124–127 °C
Solubility in water 0.1 g/mL
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Talose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Some etymologists suggest that talose's name derives from the automaton of Greek mythology named Talos, but the relevance is unclear.

Talose is a C-2 epimer of galactose.


  1. ^ D-(+)-Talose at Sigma-Aldrich
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