Origin: Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose.
Color: Clear Colorless Syrup or White Powder
Melting Point: 93-97oC
Boiling Point: 295oC
Molecular Formula: C6H14O6
Molecular Weight: 182.173 amu
Viscosity: ~110 cps
Hydrophilicity: Easily Water Soluble

Intended Function(s): 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 (flavor and/or tablet excipient), and in several research applications. It is a sweet compound (about half as sweet as glucose).

It is also hygroscopic.



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