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Xylitol

Xylitol

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Xylitol is truly the darling of sugar substitutes today. The American Dietetic Association touts use of xylitol, a sugar alcohol sold alone and in a variety of processed foods, as offering health benefits such as reduced glycemic response compared with sucrose, increased absorption of B vitamins and calcium, and even a reduction in dental caries risk.

CAS NO. - 87-99-0 

Formula: C5H12O5

Molar mass: 152.15 g/mol

Melting point: 92 °C

IUPAC ID: (2R,3r,4S)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol

Density: 1.52 g/cm³

Boiling point: 216 °C

Soluble in: Water