Side effects of sucrose, which is common table sugar, include tooth decay and risk for obesity in children and adults, according to MedlinePlus. Sucrose adds calories to the diet without providing any other nutrients.
The solubility of sucrose in water at 20 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) is 204 g sucrose/100 g water. Solubility varies with the temperature of the solution. As the temperature of the water rises, more sucrose can be dissolved.
As of 2014, no boiling point for sucrose has been identified. The material has a decomposition point and melting point at temperatures between 190 to 192 degrees Celsius.
Sucrose is a compound made up of one molecule of glucose joined to one molecule of fructose through a glycosidic bond. Unlike most complex sugars, also known as polysaccharides, the glycosidic bond in sucrose is formed at the non-reducing ends of both the glucose and fr...
Sucrose is not a reducing sugar because it lacks the ability to form either aldehyde or a ketone in a basic solution. It cannot perform as a reducing agent in solutions at a pH above 7, according to Reference.com.
A sucrose gradient is a type of density gradient used to obtain the centrifugal separation of differently sized particles. Sucrose gradients are made by layering sucrose solutions of decreasing concentrations into a centrifuge tube to create a gradient of decreasing den...
Sucrose has nine stereocenters, as well as one isomer, and can be hydrolysed into glucose and fructose. The hydrolysis reaction is typically slow but can be accelerated by the addition of the enzyme sucrase.