D-(+) Galactose (Plant Origin)


D-Galactose; Galactose; D-Galactopyranose; Galactopyranose;
Galactopyranoside; Galactose,

Technical Data

CAS Number: 59-23-4
Molecular Formula: C6H12O6
Molecular Weight: 180.16
Beilstein Registry Number: 1724619
EC Number: 200-416-4

FabriChem Specifications

AppearanceWhite of off-white powder
Identity (IR)Corresponds to the IR spectrum of the reference standard
Appearance of SolutionSolution should be clear
Appearance of SolutionSolution should be light to reference solution B8
Acidity or AlkalinityNot more than 1.5 ml of 0.01M Sodium Hydroxide titration fluid volume
Water (K.F.)0.5% Max.
Specific Rotation+78.0° to +81.5°
BariumAny opalescence in the solution should not be more intense than that in a mixture
Lead0.5 mg/Kg Max.
Residue on Ignition0.1% Max.
Solvent Residue (Methanol)800 mg/Kg Max.
Purity (HPLC)98.0% Min.
Total Aerobic Count1,000 CFU/g Max.
Yeast & Mold100 CFU/g Max.

Molecular Structure



Galactose is a simple monosaccharide that serves as an energy source and as an essential component of glycolipids and glycoproteins. Galactose contributes to energy metabolism via its conversion to glucose by the enzymes that constitute the Leloir pathway.