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Sigma-Aldrich

D-Sorbitol

99%

Synonym(s):
D-Glucitol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H14O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
182.17
Beilstein:
1721899
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

vapor density

<1 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<0.1 mmHg ( 25 °C)

assay

99%

form

powder

optical activity

[α]20/D +104°, c = 0.4 in acidified ammonium molybdate

mp

98-100 °C (lit.)

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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Application

May be used for washing spheroplasts and in isoelectric focusing to minimize endoosmotic flow in agarose gels. May be used to induce osmotic stress.
Sorbitol, a bacterial culture supplement, has been used for the preparation of selective plating media to culture Sorbitol-fermenting bacteria including strains of Escherichia coli and Yersinia enterocolitica. It has also been used as one of the ingredients to prepare Drosophila embryos for immunoelectron microscopy. It has also been used as an additive to glucuronoxylan as potential food packaging material.

Packaging

5, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

D-Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is commonly used as a sugar substitute. It occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. The food industry uses D-sorbitol as an additive in the form of a sweetener, humectant, emulsifier, thickener, or dietary supplement. D-Sorbitol has also been found in cosmetics, paper, and pharmaceuticals. Naturally, D-sorbitol occurs widely in plants via photosynthesis, ranging from algae to higher order fruits of the family Rosaceae.
Sorbitol is a slowly metabolized sugar alcohol produced by reduction of glucose. In the polyol pathway, sorbitol is further oxidized to fructose by sorbitol dehydrogenase. Sorbitol does not diffuse easily across the cell membranes and may cause osmotic damage to the cells. The metabolism of sorbitol is most important in the pathology of diabetes related vascular complications.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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