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X3375 Sigma-Aldrich

Xylitol

≥99%

Synonym: Xylite

  • CAS Number 87-99-0

  • Linear Formula HOCH2[CH(OH)]3CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 152.15

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1720523

  •  EC Number 201-788-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00064292

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24902140

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Properties

Related Categories Allium cepa (Onion), Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate, Carbohydrates, Carbohydrates A to Z,
InChI Key   HEBKCHPVOIAQTA-SCDXWVJYSA-N
assay   ≥99%
form   crystalline
  crystals or chunks
  powder
sweetness   1 × sucrose
mp   94-97 °C (lit.)

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

A sugar alcohol sweetener detectable by humans. Produced from hemicellulose hydrolysate fermentation.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

10 mg in glass bottle

5, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Application

Xylitol has been used:
• as a standard for high performance liquid chromatography
• in analysing antibacterial activity on oral biofilms
• for thermodynamic data and densities measurement

General description

Xylitol is a naturally occurring five carbon sugar alcohol, equivalent to sucrose in sweetness. Xylitol finds applications in the preparation of confectionaries, chewing gum, toothpaste and mouthwashes. Xylitol is a low-energy sweetener with insulin independent metabolism, making it a promising alternative for sugar in diabetic patients. Xylitol is a natural anticaries agent used in the treatment of dental caries, as it is not utilized by cariogenic bacteria creates a starvation effect on them. Xylitol prevents otitis and upper respiratory tract infections. Commercially, microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and yeasts produce xylitol by fermentation.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. X3375.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

MSMLS Online Plate Map

Metabolite descriptors included with the software download upon purchase of the product include: Name, Parent CID, molecular formula, molecular weight, CAS, ChEBI, HMDB ID, PubChem Compound and Subst...
Keywords: Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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