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Maltotriose
Maltotriose
Names
IUPAC name
(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[(2R,3S,4R,5R,6R)-4,5-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-6-[(2R,3S,4R,5R)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-3-yl]oxyoxan-3-yl]oxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-3,4,5-trio
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.012.886 Edit this at Wikidata
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C18H32O16/c19-1-4-7(22)8(23)12(27)17(31-4)34-15-6(3-21)32-18(13(28)10(15)25)33-14-5(2-20)30-16(29)11(26)9(14)24/h4-29H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10-,11-,12-,13-,14-,15-,16?,17-,18-/m1/s1 checkY
    Key: FYGDTMLNYKFZSV-DZOUCCHMSA-N checkY
  • InChI=1/C18H32O16/c19-1-4-7(22)8(23)12(27)17(31-4)34-15-6(3-21)32-18(13(28)10(15)25)33-14-5(2-20)30-16(29)11(26)9(14)24/h4-29H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10-,11-,12-,13-,14-,15-,16u,17-,18-/m1/s1
    Key: FYGDTMLNYKFZSV-LALNNVAPBU
  • O[C@@H]3[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O[C@@H]3O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO)O[C@H](O[C@H]1[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C(O)O[C@@H]1CO)[C@H](O)[C@H]2O
Properties
C18H32O16
Molar mass 504.438 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Maltotriose is a trisaccharide (three-part sugar) consisting of three glucose molecules linked with α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.[1]

It is most commonly produced by the digestive enzyme alpha-amylase (a common enzyme in human saliva) on amylose in starch. The creation of both maltotriose and maltose during this process is due to the random manner in which alpha amylase hydrolyses α-1,4 glycosidic bonds.

It is the shortest chain oligosaccharide that can be classified as maltodextrin.

References

  1. ^ Rhoades, Rodney and David R. Bell (2009). Medical Physiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0781768528.