Xylose is classified as a monosaccharide of the aldopentose type, which means that it contains five carbon atoms and includes an aldehyde functional group.

Other names in common use include D-xylose isomerase, D-xylose ketoisomerase, and D-xylose ketol-isomerase.

It is derived from hemicellulose, one of the main constituents of biomass. Xylose is a sugar first isolated from wood, and named for it. Xylose Isomeraseis an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of D-xylose and D-xylulose. Xylose-isomerases are also commonly called fructose-isomerases due to their ability to interconvert glucose and fructose. The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-xylose aldose-ketose-isomerase.

In the pharmaceutical sector, xylose isomerase is used in the production of sucral (low caloric sugar) for patients suffering from obesity and metabolic syndromes.


Appearance: Off white to cream color powder
Loss on Drying: NMT 5.0% w/w
ASSAY: upto 100000 µ/g

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