3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||180.16 g/mol|
|Melting point||124 to 127 °C (255 to 261 °F; 397 to 400 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Talose is an aldohexose sugar. It is an unnatural monosaccharide that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Some etymologists suggest that talose's name derives from the automaton of Greek mythology named Talos, but the relevance is unclear.
Talose is a C-2 epimer of galactose and a C-4 epimer of mannose.