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Chemical formula for maltose

Maltose (known as malt sugar) is a disaccharide (sometimes called di-glucose). It is formed from two glucose molecules joined together at carbons 1 and 4. It is found in germinating seeds such as barley as they break down their starch stores to use for food.

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