# Is it possible to make a disaccharide from two fructose monomers? If so, what is its name?

Maltose is a disaccharide made from two molecules of glucose; and sucrose (table sugar) is made from glucose and fructose. Is it possible to combine two fructose molecules to make a disaccharide?

If so, what is that called? Or if not, what prevents the glycosidic bond from forming?

• I don't really see the need to close this question. Nov 28, 2017 at 0:56
• @orthocresol it is not a homework question either. I am just a curious layman. I looked up disaccharide charts, and not a single one had two fructoses listed. Nov 28, 2017 at 15:02
• This is not at all as trivial as it seems, and I certainly disagree with the close verdict of the community. I would recommend detaching the request for a comprehensive list of disaccharides from the question. There is a fairly comprehensive table on Wikipedia. I couldn't find anything more comprehensive. In general I do not doubt the existence of a fructose dimer, as there are fructooligosaccharides of the form $\ce{GF_{n}}$, and decomposition will probably yield some kind of di-fructofuranose... it's all hard to find though. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:04
• I also disagree with closing this question. In my opinion, the question was even fine in its original scope. We could have had a community wiki answer, with columns, e.g., common trivial name, monosaccharides, linkage, PIN, and reference to IUPAC (or similar) document, or published article (+ perhaps picture). Of course, the incentive for answerers would have been lower, but over time the table would probably be better-referenced and more comprehensive than on Wikipedia. Anyhow, I am voting to reopen this question as is. Dec 6, 2017 at 15:31
• Google fructofuranosyl fructofuranoside. Also fructofuranosyl fructofuranose. You will find some. Dec 6, 2017 at 23:44