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Saccharic acid, also called glucaric acid, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H10O8. It is derived by oxidizing a sugar such as glucose with nitric acid.[1][2]

Saccharic acid
Glucaric acid structure.svg
Names
IUPAC name
D-glucaric acid
Other names
(2R,3S,4S,5S)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxyhexanedioic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.001.608
Properties
C6H10O8
Molar mass 210.1388
Melting point 125-126 °C (decomposes)
Well soluble in water
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

The salts of saccharic acid are called saccharates or glucarates.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Saccharic acid at Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Saccharic acid at NIST