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Xylose vs. Xylan — What's the Difference?

Xylose vs. Xylan — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xylose and Xylan

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Xylose

Xylose (cf. Greek: ξύλον, xylon, "wood") is a sugar first isolated from wood, and named for it.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylan

Xylan (; ) (CAS number: 9014-63-5) is a type of hemicellulose that represents the third most abundant biopolymer on Earth. It is found in plants, in the secondary cell walls of dicots and all cell walls of grasses.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylose

A crystalline monosaccharide, C5H10O5, that is a component of most hemicelluloses in plants. Also called wood sugar.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylan

A yellow, water-soluble, gummy polysaccharide found in plant cell walls and yielding xylose upon hydrolysis.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylose

(carbohydrate) One of the pentoses, C5H10O5, a white crystalline sugar, derived from wood.
Aug 01, 2022
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Xylan

(carbohydrate) A polysaccharide, consisting of xylose residues, found in the cell walls of some algae and plants.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylose

An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylan

A gummy substance of the pentosan class, present in woody tissue, and yielding xylose on hydrolysis; wood gum.
Aug 01, 2022

Xylose

A sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
Aug 01, 2022

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