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87-99-0 - Xylitol, 99% - A16944 - Alfa Aesar

A16944 Xylitol, 99%

CAS Number
87-99-0
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 20.67
500g 66.23
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Xylitol, 99%

MDL
MFCD00064292
EINECS
201-788-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C5H12O5
Formula Weight
152.15
Melting point
92-96°
Density
1.515
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Soluble in water (50 mg/ml), abs methanol (6 g/100ml), abs ethanol (1.2 g/100ml), alcohol (very slightly), and pyridine. Insoluble in ether.

Applications

It is employed as a polyol substrate for xylitol and sorbitol dehydrogenases and sorbitol dehydrogenase derived from xylose. It is applied as a sweetener and humectants and skin conditioning agent in cosmetics industry.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Store away from oxidizing agents, water/moisture. Store under inert gas.

Literature References

Amir Azarpazhooh.; Hardy Limeback.; Herenia P Lawrence.; Prakeshkumar S Shah. Xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in children up to 12 years of age.Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2011,11.

Trahan L. Xylitol: a review of its action on mutans streptococci and dental plaque--its clinical significance.International Dental Journal,1995,45.(1), 77-92.

Other References

Merck
14,10085
Beilstein
1720523
Harmonized Tariff Code
2940.00
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
ZF0800000

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