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Sorbitol

FP, liquid, (sorbitol syrup, noncrystallizing), EMPROVE® ESSENTIAL, Ph. Eur., BP, NF, E 420

Synonym(s):
Sorbit, Sorbitol, Sionon, Sorbo, D-Glucitol, D-Sorbitol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H14O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
182.17
Beilstein:
1721899
MDL number:
E Number:
E420

Quality Level

Agency

BP
NF
Ph. Eur.

vapor density

<1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 mmHg ( 25 °C)

product line

EMPROVE® ESSENTIAL

form

liquid
viscous liquid

pH

6 (20 °C in H2O, 50% solution)

mp

98-100 °C (lit.)

density

1.3 g/cm3 at 20 °C

application(s)

liquid formulation
pharmaceutical

storage temp.

2-30°C

SMILES string

OC[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)CO

InChI

1S/C6H14O6/c7-1-3(9)5(11)6(12)4(10)2-8/h3-12H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5-,6-/m1/s1

InChI key

FBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N

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General description

Whether suspensions, emulsions or solutions – oral liquid dosage forms offer a number of advantages: They allow for individual dosing, are easy to swallow and are suitable for pediatric or geriatric applications. On the other hand, formulators face considerable challenges concerning solubility, API stability in aqueous systems, or taste that can often make a decisive difference. Our large product portfolio covers all excipients required for oral liquid formulation, as solvents and surfactants, flavors, ph adjustments and buffers, preservatives and viscosity enhancers.
As part of our EMPROVE® Program, our raw materials are offered with extensive documentation facilitating compliance of your pharma and biopharma product, full supply chain transparency and risk mitigation. Our SAFC® portfolio of high-quality products for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical formulation and production withstands strict quality control procedures and is produced according to applicable cGMP guidelines.

Application

Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol which is frequently used as sweetener in oral liquid pharmaceutical formulations, as well as bulking agent, sugar substitute or humectant in cosmetics and food and beverage. Non-crystallizing sorbitol is especially used as humectant and plasticizer for soft-gel capsules.

Legal Information

Emprove is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
SAFC is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

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