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Name D-Sorbitol
CAS 50-70-4
EINECS(EC#) 200-061-5
Molecular Formula C6H14O6
MDL Number MFCD00004708
Molecular Weight 182.17
MOL File 50-70-4.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance White or almost white, crystalline powder.
Melting point  98-100 °C (lit.)
Boiling point  bp760 105°
alpha  4 º (per eur. pharm.)
density  1.28 g/mL at 25 °C
vapor density  <1 (vs air)
vapor pressure  <0.1 mm Hg ( 25 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.46
FEMA  3029
Fp  >100°C
storage temp.  Store at RT.
solubility  H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
form  liquid
pka pKa (17.5°): 13.6
color  White
Specific Gravity 1.28
PH Range 5 - 7 at 182 g/l at 25 °C
PH 5.0-7.0 (25℃, 1M in H2O)
Stability: Stable. Avoid strong oxidizing agents. Protect from moisture.
Odor Odorless
optical activity [α]20/D 1.5±0.3°, c = 10% in H2O
Water Solubility  SOLUBLE
λmax λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.04
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.045
Sensitive  Hygroscopic
Merck  14,8725
BRN  1721899
Sorbitol is a humectant that is a polyol (polyhydric alcohol) produced by hydrogenation of glucose with good solubility in water and poor solubility in oil. It is approximately 60% as sweet as sugar, and has a caloric value of 2.6 kcal/g. It is highly hygroscopic and has a pleasant, sweet taste. It maintains moistness in shredded coconut, pet foods, and candy. In sugarless frozen desserts, it depresses the freezing point, adds solids, and contributes some sweetness. It is used in low-calorie beverages to provide body and taste. It is used in dietary foods such as sugarless candy, chewing gum, and ice cream. It is also used as a crystallization modifier in soft sugar-based confections.
CAS DataBase Reference 50-70-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Sorbitol(50-70-4)
EPA Substance Registry System 50-70-4(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements 
R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .
Safety Statements 
S8:Keep container dry .
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing .
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  LZ4290000
Autoignition Temperature 420 °C
HS Code  29054491
Safety Profile
Mildly toxic by ingestion. Human systemic effects by ingestion: hypermotility and diarrhea. Mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Hazardous Substances Data 50-70-4(Hazardous Substances Data)

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