What functional groups are in glucose?

1 Answer
Jul 7, 2014

Glucose contains aldehyde, alcohol, and hemiacetal groups.

Glucose exists in a straight-chain form and in various cyclic forms.


In the straight-chain form, the functional group at C-1 is an aldehyde group.

The functional groups on C-2 to C-6 are alcohol groups.

In the cyclic form, the functional group on C-1 is a hemiacetal group.

A hemiacetal has an OH and an OR group on the same carbon atom.