Disaccharide

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Chemistry

A disaccharide is a sugar (a carbohydrate) composed of two monosaccharides.

The two monosaccharides are bonded via a condensation reaction. This bond can be between the 1, 4 or 6 carbon on each component monosaccharide. So even if both component sugars are the same (e.g. glucose), different bond combinations result in disaccharides with different chemical and physical properties.

Like monosaccharides, they are crystalline, water soluble, and sweet tasting.

Common disaccharides

Maltose and cellobiose are hydrolysis products of the polysaccharides starch and cellulose respectively.bg:Дизахарид de:Zweifachzucker es:Disacrido fr:Diholoside it:Disaccaride he:דו-סוכר nl:Disacharide pl:Disacharyd

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