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D-Sorbitol, MP Biomedicals™

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100g
50-70-4
C6H14O6
182.172
FBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N
d-sorbitol, sorbitol, d-glucitol, glucitol, l-gulitol, --sorbitol, diakarmon, glucarine, sorbol, d---sorbitol
5780
CHEBI:17924
(2R,3R,4R,5S)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol
C(C(C(C(C(CO)O)O)O)O)O
50-70-4
C6H14O6
182.172
FBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N
d-sorbitol, sorbitol, d-glucitol, glucitol, l-gulitol, --sorbitol, diakarmon, glucarine, sorbol, d---sorbitol
5780
CHEBI:17924
(2R,3R,4R,5S)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol
C(C(C(C(C(CO)O)O)O)O)O

Commonly used as a sugar substitute. D-Sorbitol, MP Biomedicals is a carbon sugar alcohol obtained by reduction of glucose, changing the aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. It may be used for washing spheroplasts and in isoelectric focusing to minimize en

D-Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. Naturally, D-sorbitol occurs widely in plants via photosynthesis, ranging from algae to higher order fruits of the family Rosaceae.

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. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures.

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. 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.

Density 1.47g/mL at −5°C (Lit.)
Melting Point 95°C to 105°C
Quantity 100g
Solubility Information Soluble in water (20g/100mL); insoluble in alcohol.
Formula Weight 182.17
Optical Rotation −2° ± 2° (c=2, water)
Physical Form White Crystalline Powder
Percent Purity ≥98% Anhydrous

Recommended Storage : Store at Room Temperature (15–30°C), dessicated.