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xylitol Properties


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Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute. It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, including various berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms.It is used as a sweetener in chewing gums and pastilles.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 216 °C
CAS Number 87-99-0
ChEBI 17151
Density 1.52 g/cm³
EINECS Number 201-788-0
IUPAC Name (2R,3r,4S)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
Main Hazards Irritant
Melting Point 92-96 °C
Molar Mass 152.15 g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H12O5
Synonyms 1,2,3,4,5-Pentahydroxypentane;Xylite
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