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S6021 Sigma-Aldrich

D-Sorbitol

for molecular biology, ≥98%

Synonym: D-Glucitol

  • CAS Number 50-70-4

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H14O6

  • Molecular Weight 182.17

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1721899

  •  EC Number 200-061-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004708

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24899683

  •  NACRES NA.31

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals, Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Carbohydrate Derivatives, Carbohydrates,
Quality Level   200
grade   for molecular biology
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

Description

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.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
LZ4290000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Single- & multi-channel pipettes from BRAND
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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