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Any ketose having a chain of five carbon atoms in the molecule. There are two enantiomeric pairs of pentuloses having the carbonyl group at C‐2, these being the d‐ and l‐isomers of ribulose, erythro‐2‐pentulose, and of xylulose, threo‐2‐pentulose.

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