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Subject: Is mannitol a non-reducing sugar?

Date: Tue Jun 21 11:15:55 2005
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I know that most if not all monosaccharides are reducing agents due to their 
aldehydes.  I also know that mannitol is not, strictly speaking, a sugar since 
it is a polyol.  But, given only the following two classification options, 
would you consider mannitol a reducing or a non-reducing sugar?

Re: Is mannitol a non-reducing sugar?

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