Glucose (glucose) (chemical $literal) is also called corn glucose, maize sugar, referred to as glucosamine. Chemical name: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-five hydroxy-aldehyde, another name in English: Dextrose, Cornsugar, Grapesugar, Bloodsugar. is one of the most widely distributed and most important monosaccharide in nature, it is a kind of hydroxyl-aldehyde.
Pure glucose is colorless crystal, sweet but sweet as sucrose (the average person can not taste sweet), soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol, insoluble in ether. Natural dextrose aqueous solution rotates light right, therefore belongs to "right sugar".
Glucose plays an important role in the field of biology, which is the energy source of living cells and the intermediate product of metabolism. Plants can produce glucose through photosynthesis. It is widely used in confectionery manufacturing and medicine.