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Sorbitol[pronunciation?], also known as glucitol[pronunciation?], is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly. It can be obtained by reduction of glucose, changing the aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. Most sorbitol is made from corn syrup, but it is also found in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes. It is converted to fructose by sorbitol-6-phosphate 2-dehydrogenase. Sorbitol is an isomer of mannitol, another sugar alcohol; the two differ only in the orientation of the hydroxyl group on carbon 2. While similar, the two sugar alcohols have very different sources in nature, melting points, and uses.

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Appearance & Physical State:clear to light yellow syrupy liquid
Density:1.48
Melting Point:95-99ºC
Boiling Point:494.9ºC at 760 mmHg
Flash Point:292.5ºC
Refractive Index:1.597
Stability:Stable. Avoid strong oxidizing agents. Protect from moisture.
Storage Condition:Store at RT.

Safety Info Feedback
Safety Statements:S8
HS Code:2905440000
Risk Statements:R36/37/38
Hazard Codes:Xi

MSDS


Synthesis Route Total: 143 Synthesis Route
 
13360-52-6
~97%
50-70-4
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133-99-3
~94%
50-70-4
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