D-Sorbitol

D-Sorbitol

Synonyms D-Glucitol

CAS Number: 50-70-4 Molecular Formula: C6H14O6 Molecular Weight: 182.172 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 1721899 EC Number: 200-061-5 MDL Number: MFCD00004708

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Product Description

D-Sorbitol

Application Notes

D-Sorbitol may be used for washing spheroplasts and in isoelectric focusing to minimize endoosmotic flow in agarose gels. It may also be used to induce osmotic stress. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures. It is also used in many manufacturing processes, as a pharmaceutical aid. Sorbitol can be used as a screen for the O154:H7 strain of E. coli, since this strain is one of the few strains which cannot metabolize sorbitol.

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Key Applications

Pharmaceutical

Specifications
SKU 02102938-CF
Alternate Names D-Glucitol
Application Notes D-Sorbitol may be used for washing spheroplasts and in isoelectric focusing to minimize endoosmotic flow in agarose gels. It may also be used to induce osmotic stress. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures. It is also used in many manufacturing processes, as a pharmaceutical aid. Sorbitol can be used as a screen for the O154:H7 strain of E. coli, since this strain is one of the few strains which cannot metabolize sorbitol.
Beilstein Registry Number 1721899
Biochemical Physiological 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.
Boiling Point Very high (USCG, 1999)
Density 1.49 at 59° F (USCG, 1999)
EC Number 200-061-5
Flash Point 542° F (USCG, 1999)
Format Crystalline powder
Grade Anhydrous
Applications Pharmaceutical
MDL # MFCD00004708
Melting Point 230° F (USCG, 1999)
Moisture Content ≤1%
Molecular Formula C6H14O6
Molecular Weight 182.172 g/mol
Optical Rotation -2 ° ± 2 ° (c = 2, water)
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, Respirator filter
pH pH: about 7.0
Physical Appearance White Crystalline Powder
Product Families Description D-Sorbitol
Product Overview D-Sorbitol
Purity ≥98
RTECS Number LZ4290000
Solubility Water Solubility2750000 mg/L (at 30 °C)
Storage and Handling Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C). Store Desiccated.
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
Vapor Pressure 9.9X10-9 mm Hg at 25 deg C (est)