meso-Erythritol is used to support the carbon source growth requirement of Gluconobacter bacteria. It is also used in the chemical analysis of the reactivity of various radicals and radical anions, in encapsulated phase change materials (PCMs) to study its potential use in microelectronics cooling applications, as a reference compound in purification and analytical procedures developed to test fermentation broths.
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