Hass, H. B. Chemical Research Division, Kellogg Company, Piscataway, New Jersey.
Broeg, Charles B. Consultant, Short Hills, New Jersey.
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The carbohydrates known as monosaccharides, with the chemical formula C6H12O6, and disaccharides, with the chemical formula C12H22O11, used in food as sweeteners. The monosaccharides glucose, fructose, and galactose are the simplest of the sugars. The disaccharides sucrose (glucose + fructose), lactose (glucose + galactose), and maltose (glucose + glucose) contain two joined monosaccharides (Fig. 1). See also: Carbohydrate
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