Formation of the disaccharide maltose from 2 glucose molecules


A disaccharide is produced by joining 2 monosaccharide (single sugar) units.
In this animation, 2 glucose molecules are combined using a condensation reaction, with the removal of water.
In maltose, an alpha 1-4 glycosidic bond is formed between opposite sides of the 2 glucose units.

animation of maltose formation from 2 glucose molecules




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