Sugar alcohol, obtained by reduction of glucoseMonosaccharide (or simple sugar). Glucose is the most important carbohydrate (sugar) in biology. Glucose is formed by photosynthesis or hydrolyse of m... More changing the aldehyde group to an additional hydroxyl group. S. is used as a plasticiser for bioplasticsBioplastics (as defined by European Bioplastics e.V.) is a term used to define two different kinds of plastics: • Plastics based on renewable resour... More based on starchNatural polymer (carbohydrate) consisting of amylose and amylopectin, gained from maize, potatoes, wheat, tapioca etc. When glucose is connected to po... More.