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85529

Sigma-Aldrich

D-Sorbitol

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (HPLC)

Synonym(s):
D-Glucitol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H14O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
182.17
Beilstein:
1721899
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

vapor density

<1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 mmHg ( 25 °C)

product line

BioUltra

assay

≥99.0% (HPLC)

form

powder

optical activity

[α]20/D −1.5±0.3°, c = 10% in H2O

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test

ign. residue

≤0.1% (as SO4)

loss

≤0.5% loss on drying, 20 °C (HV)

pH

5.0-7.0 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)

mp

98-100 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

λ

1 M in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.04
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.045

SMILES string

OC[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)CO

InChI

1S/C6H14O6/c7-1-3(9)5(11)6(12)4(10)2-8/h3-12H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5-,6-/m1/s1

InChI key

FBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N

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Application

May be used for washing spheroplasts and in isoelectric focusing to minimize endoosmotic flow in agarose gels. May be used to induce osmotic stress.
Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol and slowly metabolized sweetener. Sorbitol, a bacterial culture supplement, is used for the preparation of selective plating media to culture Sorbitol-fermenting bacteria including strains of Escherichia coli and Yersinia enterocolitica.

Biochem/physiol Actions

D-Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is commonly used as a sugar substitute. It occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. 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. Naturally, D-sorbitol occurs widely in plants via photosynthesis, ranging from algae to higher order fruits of the family Rosaceae. Allelic variation of the Tas1r3 gene affects behavioral taste responses to this sugar alcohol, suggesting that it is a T1R3 receptor ligand.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 85529.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.
A plasmolyticum that reversibly inhibits the phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activity of protoplasts at concentrations exceeding 50 mM; Synchronization of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocytic stages in culture; Increases fungal α-amylase thermostability.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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More Documents

Quotes and Ordering

M. Graber et al.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 11, 673-673 (1989)
B. Fritig
Phytochemistry, 16, 895-895 (1977)
C. Lambros et al.
J. Parisitol., 65, 418-418 (1979)
Isoelectric focusing.
D E Garfin
Methods in enzymology, 182, 459-477 (1990-01-01)
Preparation of extracts from yeast.
S M Jazwinski
Methods in enzymology, 182, 154-174 (1990-01-01)

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