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sucrose - reducing?
« on: March 29, 2006, 07:17:44 PM »
Hello,

Is sucrose a reducing sugar?  (i.e. Does it give a positive test with Fehling's and Tollens's reagents?)

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Re:sucrose - reducing?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 01:01:16 AM »
Sucrose is not a reducing sugar because the glycosidic linkage (alpha1-->beta2) links the two anomeric carbons.

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