Sorbitol

Sorbitol

Sorbitol , less commonly known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly. It can be obtained by reduction of glucose, which changes the aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. Most sorbitol is made from corn syrup, but it is also found in nature, for example in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes.

Introduction

Sorbitol , less commonly known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly. It can be obtained by reduction of glucose, which changes the aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. Most sorbitol is made from corn syrup, but it is also found in nature, for example in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes.


Functions and Applications

1. It is mainly used for the materials of VC in medicine and materials of surfactant in light industry.

2. It also can be used in toothpaste, cigarette and cosmetics as the substitute of glycerin.  

3. In the food industry, sorbitol is used as edulcorator, especially suitable for the food of diabetics; it also can lengthen the storage term of some food.    

4. In chemical industry, sorbitol rosin ester is used as the materials of common construction coating.     

5. Sorbitol is widely used in tooth pastes and other oral hygiene formulations.   

Sorbitol

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