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  • If the molecule of the cyclic form of a monosaccharide has an oxygen-containing five-membered ring, the compound is called a furanose.

    eg:  two of the four cyclic forms of D-fructose



    The ring in a furanose is called the furanose ring.



    see also pyranose, Haworth formula