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

    eg:  Two of the four cyclic forms of D-glucose



    The ring in a pyranose is called the pyranose ring.



    see also furanose, Haworth formula