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Empirical formula: C12H22O11
a: 10.839 Å
b: 13.349 Å
c: 4.954 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 91.31 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 716.61 Å3
Space group: P21
Calculated density: 1.586 g/cm3
Z: 2
Formula weight: 342.300 g/mole
R(F): 0.0680
Common name: Lactose
CSD refcode: BLACTO
Common name: Beta-Lactose
Short description: Lactose is the only simple sugar that is produced by animals and is commonly found in the milk fed to mammalian young.
Keyword: simple sugar
CAS registry number: 63-42-3
Keyword: nutrient
Keyword: milk
Layman's explanation: Discovered in 1619 by Bartoletti, lactose came from the Latin word Lac which means milk. Found in the milk of most mammals, Lactose is exclusive to the animal kingdom. Lactose is commonly used in pharmaceuticals because of its low toxicity, acceptable taste and its low reactivity. It is also used in cooking as a natural coloring. Lactose has been around for millions of years and has been aiding mammals in populating the earth. Also, it is employed as a nutrient in preparing modified milk and food for infants and convalescents.
Citation of a publication: K. Hirotsu, A. Shimada; Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 47, (1974), 1872
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50611.cif 50611.crt 50611.GIF 50611.ort 50611.pdb

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