- Leonard W. AurandAffiliated withDepartment of Food Science, North Carolina State University
- , A. Edwin WoodsAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University
- , Marion R. WellsAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University
The word carbohydrate was originally derived from the fact that the greater part of the compounds in this class had the empirical formula C n (H2O) n . The values of n ranged from three to many thousands. This formula is now considered too restrictive, and a more useful definition might be “polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones and their derivatives.” This latter definition encompasses deoxy sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar acids, and amino sugars.
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- Food Composition and Analysis
- pp 100-177
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- 4. Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
- 5. Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
- 6. Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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