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S6021

Sigma-Aldrich

D-Sorbitol

for molecular biology, ≥98%

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.31

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

vapor density

<1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 mmHg ( 25 °C)

assay

≥98%

form

powder or crystals

mp

98-100 °C (lit.)

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, and protease, none detected

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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Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
5 kg in poly drum

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.

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.

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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