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Product Name: L-Fucose
Synonyms: 6-Deoxy-L-galactose; 6-Desoxygalactose; L-(-)-Fucose.

L-Fucose is a hexose sugar which belongs to the family of deoxy sugars. It is a L-configuration monosaccharide considered one of the essential sugars, necessary to the body’s function. This rare specialty ingredient can be used in a wide range of applications.

Product Form: White to off-white powder
Molecular Weight: 164.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula: C6H12O5
CAS Number: 2438-80-4

The product is a derived natural ingredient with a natural origin index 1, according to ISO 16128-2. It is obtained from a non-GMO proprietary bacteria fermentation process.

Typical Applications
The product is suitable for use in several fields of R&D, in pharma applications as raw material for advanced building blocks, in biotechnology as specialty media supplement, in analytical applications, in cosmetics as a skin nutrition and in nutraceutical formulations as nutritional supplement.

Product Specifications


White to off-white powder


≥ 99.0%

Other Monosaccharides

< 1.0%

Residue on ignition

< 0.25 wt%

Water Content

< 2.0 wt%

Residual Acetic Acid

< 0.5 wt%

Residual Proteins

< 0.5 wt%

Total Heavy Metals*

< 10.0 ppm


< 0.5 ppm


< 0.5 ppm


< 0.5 ppm


< 0.5 ppm


Structure Confirmation

Specific Rotation

-76.0º to -72.0º

*Calculated by the sum of the average ICP results of the following elements: Ag, As, Bi, Cd, Cu, Hg, Mo, Pb, Sb and Sn.

Aerobic Microbial Count

< 1.000 CFU/g

Total Yeast and Mold Count

< 100 CFU/g


Regulatory Information

Compendial Compliance
Whenever feasible, all test methods are based on USP/Ph Eur methodology for Galactose (a related product) or equivalent/improved

BSE/TSE and viral risk statement
This product is resulting from non-animal sources, which complies with the requirements stipulated in EMEA 410/01 as negligible risk for BSE/TSE.

Allergen Information
L-Fucose production does not use any known food allergens reagents, as defined by the FDA and WHO.

GMO information
L-Fucose is obtained from a non-GMO source.

Residual solvents information
The product is produced without use of Class 1 or 2 organic solvents according to USP 467 and EMA/CHMP/ICH/82260/2006.

Melamine Statement
The product is considered negligible risk for melamine contamination.