- Product Specification
Sorbitol is a type of carbohydrate derived from glycose; sorbitol can be easily dissolved in water and it can be a laxative and anti-constipation compound. The number of calories in sorbitol is about one-third less than the calories in sugar, but it is much sweeter.
Under normal conditions, it is a clear, pale liquid that is odorless and has a sweet taste. Of course, sorbitol is also available as a powder with high purity.
This chemical compound is naturally present in some fruits such as cherries, grapes, and raspberries and it is also the most widely used polyol known. The chemical formula of this substance is C6H14O6.
Sorbitol is widely used in the production of various drugs. This carbohydrate is used in the food industry as a flavoring and moisture-retaining agent. The use of this substance is very wide and after this carbohydrate is absorbed through the body, this compound is converted to fructose.
This alcohol does not affect blood insulin levels and can be used as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes.
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Physical and chemical properties of sorbitol:
The chemical structure of sorbitol is such that it contains 6 alcohols with 6 hydroxyl groups. Chemically, this substance is considered a moisture absorber and is slowly metabolized in the human body. This compound is resistant to high temperatures and is chemically stable.
This alcohol is non-toxic and the most important physical and chemical properties of this substance can be summarized in the following table:
|Molecular weight (g/mol)||182.17|
|Melting point (°C)||95|
|Boiling point (°C)||296|
|Solubility in water||Completely Soluble|
the chemical structure of this chemical compound is as follows:
Synthesis and production of sorbitol:
The production process is performed by an operation called electrochemical reduction, and its powder form of this chemical can also be obtained by the method of catalytic hydrogenation performed on glucose.
Glucose in many fruits can be a good source of sorbitol. The desired material can be obtained by performing an electrochemical reduction process on glucose.
Due to the nature of this substance, it is used as a suitable sweetener in the production of various food products. In the following, we will become more familiar with the applications of this sugar substance.
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Applications and uses of sorbitol:
Here are the most important uses of this sugar alcohol:
- Sorbitol can be used to make slimming drugs or by people who want to lose weight.
- This sweet substance is used to produce anti-constipation drugs and laxative drugs.
- The production of gelatin capsules can be done by sorbitol and due to its non-perishable properties, it can be used in the production of various pills and drugs in small volumes.
- Many athletes and bodybuilders use sorbitol powder after steroid medications to cleanse and enhance liver health.
- It can be used in the food industry and the production of food products such as chocolates and diet substances.
- In the production of cookies, bread, and decorative cakes, she used sorbitol to maintain moisture as well as the quality of the desired product.
- This carbohydrate is also used as a stabilizer for emulsion and suspension compounds, controls water loss, and is used in the production of toothpaste.
Sorbitol in the cosmetic industry:
Sorbitol is alcohol. In cosmetics and personal care products, they can be used in a wide range of products including lotions, baby shampoos, and care products. It is an important element in soap and toothpaste.
It is used in cosmetics as a flavoring agent. It is primarily used as a lubricant in cosmetics and personal care products, although it also causes fragrance, fragrance, and flavoring. As a lubricant, it also prevents moisture from absorbing water by the air.
This chemical can Hydrates the skin. When used in very dry conditions, sorbitol can replace skin moisture and prevent dryness and damage to the skin and is used because of its ability to retain moisture in gels.
There have been no reports of toxicity or potential hazards for sorbitol, but the use of this sugar in large quantities can be harmful to human health. This material is not chemically flammable, but when using it, it is better to observe safety precautions completely.
Transporting and storage:
Use special bags to store this material and choose a place to store it away from heat and dry.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sorbitol (pronounced sore-bih-tall) is a type of carbohydrate called sugar alcohol, or polyol, which are water-soluble compounds that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Sorbitol is also commercially produced from glucose for use in packaged foods and beverages to provide sweetness, texture and moisture retention.
Product Name: Sorbitol
CAS number: 50-70-4
E number: E420