sugar alcohol

sugar alcohol
The polyalcohol resulting from the reduction of the carbonyl group in a monosaccharide to a hydroxyl group.

* * *

a polyhydric alcohol having no more than one hydroxy group attached to each carbon atom, formed by the reduction of the carbonyl group of a sugar to a hydroxyl group.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sugar alcohol — A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group. Its general… …   Wikipedia

  • sugar alcohol — noun a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group; sugar alcohols are commonly used as sugar substitutes in food, often in combination with artificial sweeteners. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • sugar alcohol — /ʃʊgər ˈælkəhɒl/ (say shooguhr alkuhhol) noun a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate with the general formula H(HCHO)n + 1H, as opposed to sugar H(HCHO)nHCO; used as a sweetener for processed food to avoid using sugar …  

  • deoxy sugar alcohol — noun A sugar alcohol in which one on more hydroxy groups have been replaced by hydrogen …   Wiktionary

  • Alcohol — This article is about the generic chemistry term. For the kind of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, see Ethanol. For beverages containing alcohol, see Alcoholic beverage. For other uses, see Alcohol (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar — For other uses, see Sugar (disambiguation). For common table sugar, see Sucrose. White sugar redirects here. For the Joanne Shaw Taylor album, see White Sugar (album) …   Wikipedia

  • Alcohol dehydrogenase — Crystallographic structure of the homodimer of human ADH5.[1] Identifiers …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar crust — Sugar Crust, in chocolate confectionery, is a method to prepare liquid (often liqueur) filled chocolates.The solid sugar crust is formed from a supersaturated sugar solution with a filling of choice. The crust completely seals the filling,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alcohol intoxication — Classification and external resources The Drunkenness of Noah by Michelangelo ICD 10 F …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar — Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”