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Title: Ketohexose  
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Subject: Hexose, Furanose, Fuculose, Carbohydrate, C6H12O6
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A ketohexose is a ketone-containing hexose (a six-carbon monosaccharide).[1] The most common ketohexoses, each of which represents a pair of enantiomers (D- and L-isomers), include psicose, fructose, sorbose, and tagatose. Ketohexose is stable over a wide pH range, and with a primary pKa of 10.28, will only deprotonate at high pH, so is marginally less stable than aldohexose in solution.


  1. ^ Milton Orchin, ed. (1980). The vocabulary of organic chemistry. Wiley.  
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