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Monosaccharides

  1. Robin Ferrier

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000691

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How to Cite

Ferrier, R. 2001. Monosaccharides. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Industrial Research Limited, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Monosaccharides (sometimes imprecisely referred to as ‘sugars’) are the molecular ‘building blocks’ from which the carbohydrate family of natural products are constructed.

Keywords:

  • structures;
  • reactions;
  • role in biomolecules