A saccharide composed of four d-glucose units in α-1,4 linkages.
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A mixed working standard was prepared from the stock standard mixtures of the individual sugar to contain 1 % (w/v) D-glucose, D-galactose, sucrose, ribose, and fructose in 1 % (v/v) ethanol and 0.5 % (w/v) maltotetrose in deionized water.