Glucose models

Though chemfig makes drawing easier, writing down complex molecules can still be laborious if you got a lot of them, such as in lecture notes or exam sheets about carbohydrates.

Luckily we don’t need to reinvent the wheel all the time. The carbohydrate package provides a lot of chemfig-drawn carbohydrates for you to use. It contains trioses, tetroses, pentoses, and hexoses, and in various models: the fischer model (full and skeleton), the haworth model, and the chain model.

You can draw them as ring isomer and as chain isomer. You can download the package at: There you can also find the manual. Let’s have a look, how easy it becomes, for example with glucose.

The code is fully explained in the LaTeX Cookbook, Chapter 11, Science and Technology, Drawing molecules.

Edit and compile if you like:
% Glucose models
% Author: Stefan Kottwitz

Click to download: glucose.texglucose.pdf
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