Origin: Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose.
|Color:||Clear Colorless Syrup or White Powder|
|Molecular Weight:||182.173 amu|
|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.
Sorbitol Ingredient and Isomer Information
Sorbitol 3-D Models