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Fructose, an example of a ketose. The ketone group is the double-
bonded oxygen.

A ketose is a sugar containing one ketone group per molecule.

With 3 carbon atoms, dihydroxyacetone is the simplest of all ketoses and is the only one having no optical activity.

List of ketoses

Qualitative reaction

General qualitative reaction for ketoses is Seliwanoff's test.

See also


de:Ketose (Stoffgruppe) eo:Ketozo fi:Ketoosi (yhdiste)

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