| IUPAC name
| Systematic IUPAC name
| Other names
|Melting point||103 °C (217 °F; 376 K)|
|Safety data sheet||ScienceLab|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
|15000 mg/kg (intravenous, rabbit)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Fructose may be anaerobically fermented by yeast or bacteria to ethanol, releasing carbon dioxide.
When mixed with an oxidizer, such as potassium nitrate, it will burn vigorously.
Fructose is a white or transparent crystalline solid, soluble in water.
Fructose is sold in most food stores, supermarkets or hypermarkets. Prices depend on the brand.
Fructose can be prepared through the hydrolysis of table sugar (sucrose) in warm water, in the presence of potassium bitartrate or citric acid. The resulting fructose is recrystallized from the mixture.
- Smoke bombs
- Make amorphous carbon
- Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) synthesis
Fructose has extremely low toxicity, but it's best to avoid consuming lab-grade reagent.
In any containers and kept in dry places, away from mold.
Fructose can be safely burned, dumped in ground or poured down the drain.