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Cas number: 50-70-4
PubChem: 5780
Drugbank: DB01638
Chebl: 17317
ChemSpider: 96680
Molecular formula: C6H14O6
Molar mass: 182.17 g / mol
Density: 1.489 g / cm3
Melting point: 95 ° C
Boiling point: 296 ° C
Resolution: 2350 g / L (in water)
Other names: D-glucitol, D-Sorbitol, Sorbogem, Sorbo

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The sugar alcohol which is the chemical formula C6H14O6 is a chemical substance. Sorbitol, also known as glycitol, was found in 1872. It is known that the organism burned in the same way by converting to fructose, but the rate at which the organism burns this sugar is not known exactly. It has excellent flowability and compressibility.

Production and Reactions

Apples, prunes, cherries and grapes, such as many grains and grains are found naturally in the fruit. It can be obtained commercially by catalytic hydrogenation of glucose. Sorbitol can be obtained by saturating dextrose with hydrogen at high pressure (40-100 bar) and at high temperature (100-170 ° C) with Raney nickel or ruthenium catalyst. This substance can be obtained by reducing the aldehyde group changing glucose for a hydroxyl group.

Usage areas

Sorbitol has a lasting effect on accelerating intestinal effects and is used as an enema in the pharmaceutical industry.

In cosmetics industry, this chemical is used as a moisturizer and thickener. It can be used as an additive in toothpastes and mouthwashes since it has harmless effects on the mouth.

Especially used in the production of chewing gum is used as a preservative in food storage in food products. It is also used as a sweetener in diet products.

It is used in the production of some transparent gels with a sufficiently high refractive index for transparent formulations.

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