L-Fucose (6-Deoxy-L-galactose) – Pharmaceutical Grade

The L-Fucose (6-Deoxy-L-galactose) CAS 2438-80-4 by Genaxxon is of pharmaceutical grade with a high purity of min. 98% (HPLC).

Manufactured by chemical methods, this L-Fucose (Cat N: S5048) does not contain byproducts that can cause allergic reactions. It is also produced without using materials of animal origin and excludes any risk of BSE/TSE.

L-Fucose CAS 2438-80-4 (≥98%)

L-Fucose, formula C6H12O5, is a natural monosaccharide found in mammals, as well as insect and plant cell surfaces. It is a key component of several N- and O-linked glycans and glycolipids. L-Fucose is broadly used in the pharmaceutical, chemical, diagnostic, cosmetic, food and related industries.

The high chemical purity L-Fucose CAS 2438-80-4, by Genaxxon bioscience, can be safely utilised for a wide range of applications, including, identifying, classifying, and defining enzymes, data analyses of fucoidan polysaccharide, development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), and many others.

L-Fucose for the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)

L-Fucose plays an increasingly significant role in the biopharmaceutical sector, particularly in the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). For many therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, the major action mechanism is antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC). The amount of fucose in the N-linked glycans plays a role in determining the cytotoxic effect of the mAbs. The exact concentrations of fucose must be rapidly and precisely determined during manufacture. This may be measured using pure fucose as a reference.

L-Fucose for data analyses of fucoidan polysaccharide

L-Fucose can be utilised in data analyses of fucoidan that contain glycans. Fucoidan is a polysaccharide that is substantially composed of l-fucose and sulfate groups. Fucoidan is regarded as particularly interesting for the pharmaceutical industry as a consequence of its, scientifically acknowledged, promising therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory effects, tumour growth suppression, and inhibiting cutaneous immune reactions.

L-Fucose as a reagent for enzyme identification and classification

L-Fucose can be used as a reagent to identify, classify, and define enzymes such as fucosidase(s), l-fucose isomerase(s) and L-fucose dehydrogenase(s).

L-Fucose can also serve as a reference reagent for the identification and analysis of atypical sugars.

L-Fucose for research of MCPs

Another application field for L-Fucose is for research of the bacterial microcompartments (MCPs) and organelles that participate in the breakdown of plant and algal cell wall sugars.


  • L-Fucose (6-Deoxy-L-galactose) CAS 2438-80-4
  • High chemical purity (≥98%)
  • Pharmaceutical grade
  • Does not contain byproducts that can cause allergic reactions
  • Produced without using materials of animal origin

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