A disaccharide is any of a group of sugars the molecules of
which are derived by the condensation of two monosaccharide molecules so
that they are connected by an oxygen bridge. Upon hydrolysis,
disaccharides yield the corresponding monosaccharides. The disaccharide sucrose (table sugar), for example, consists
of one glucose molecule and one fructose molecule bound together. Other important disaccharides include lactose and maltose.
|The disaccharides maltose and sucrose