Propanal thiosemicarbazone (1a) showed activity in preventing anaphylactic shock in a mouse test-system; it also had some activity in stunting the growth of Botrytis allii. Hexanal thiosemicarbazone (1b) was active in the Botrytis allii test-system, and citral thiosemicarbazone (2) and citral guanylhydrazone nitrate (3) showed some activity in the same test-system. Heptanal guanylhydrazone nitrate (4) had some antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, and D-threo-pentosulose bis(thiosemicarbazone) (5) prevented anaphylactic shock in the mouse test-system. D-glycero-Tetrosulose bis(thiosemicarbazone) (6), D-lyxo-hexosulose bis-(guanylhydrazone) nitrate (7), D-galacto-heptosulose bis(thiosemicarbazone) (8), and D-galacto-heptosulose bis(guanylhydrazone) sulfate (9) showed some activity in stunting the growth of Botrytis allii. The copper chelate (10a) of D-arabino-hexosulose bis(thiosemicarbazone), and the copper (11a) and palladium (11b) chelates of 6-deoxy-L-arabino-hexosulose bis(thiosemicarbazone) showed antitumor activity in the KB cell-culture test-system. The palladium chelate 11b also showed some activity in the leukemia p-388 mouse test-system.