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Lactose vs. Maltose — What's the Difference?

Lactose vs. Maltose — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lactose and Maltose

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Lactose

Lactose is a disaccharide. It is a sugar composed of galactose and glucose subunits and has the molecular formula C12H22O11.
Apr 03, 2022

Maltose

Maltose ( or ), also known as maltobiose or malt sugar, is a disaccharide formed from two units of glucose joined with an α(1→4) bond. In the isomer isomaltose, the two glucose molecules are joined with an α(1→6) bond.
Apr 03, 2022

Lactose

A white crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose. Refined lactose obtained from whey is used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient. Also called milk sugar.
Apr 03, 2022

Maltose

A sugar produced by the breakdown of starch, e.g. by enzymes found in malt and saliva. It is a disaccharide consisting of two linked glucose units.
Apr 03, 2022

Lactose

(carbohydrate) The disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products, C12H22O11, a product of glucose and galactose used as a food and in medicinal compounds.
Apr 03, 2022
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Maltose

A white disaccharide, C12H22O11, formed during the digestion of starch. Also called malt sugar.
Apr 03, 2022

Lactose

The main sugar present in milk, called also sugar of milk or milk sugar. When isolated pure it is obtained crystalline; it is separable from the whey by evaporation and crystallization. It is a disaccharide with the formula C12H22O11, being chemically 4-(
Apr 03, 2022

Maltose

(carbohydrate) A disaccharide, C12H22O11 formed from the digestion of starch by amylase; is converted to glucose by maltase; it is an isomer of trehalose
Apr 03, 2022

Lactose

See Galactose.
Apr 03, 2022

Maltose

A crystalline disaccharide (C12H22O11) formed from starch by the action of diastase of malt, and the amylolytic ferment of saliva and pancreatic juice; called also maltobiose and malt sugar. Chemically it is 4-O-
Apr 03, 2022

Lactose

A sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk;
Cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose
Apr 03, 2022

Maltose

A white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches
Apr 03, 2022

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