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African Journal of Food Science and Technology

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Hamid Kheyrodin

Department of Soil and Plant, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


  • Short Communication   
    Difference between Monosaccharides, Disaccharides and Polysaccharide: Carbohydrates Study
    Author(s): Hamid Kheyrodin*

    Carbohydrates the general names of sugars are monomer (monosaccharides), dimers (disaccharides), trimer (trisaccharides), oligomers (oligosaccharides) and polymers (polysaccharides) derived from sugars (sucrose, Latin for sugar).A monosaccharide or simple sugar is an aldehyde or ketone with at least two hydroxyl groups. Thus the two simple members of this class of compounds are 2 and 3- dihydroxypropanal (glycerol aldehyde), 1 and 3-dihydroxypropanone (1 and 3-dihydroxyacetone). Aldehyde sugars are classified as aldehydes. Those who have a ketone agent are called ketosis. Depending on the length of the chain, sugars are called triose (3 carbon), tetrose (4 carbon), pentose (5 carbon), hexose (6 carbon), and so on. Hence, 2 and 3-dihydroxypropanol (glycerol aldehyde) is an aldotriose. While 1 and 3-dihydroxypropanone is a ketotriose.In this review we concluded t.. View More»
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