Product Name: Sorbitol
CAS NO: 50-70-4
|Appearance||White, Crystal Powder|
|Moisture Content||≤ 1.0%|
|Total Sugar||≤ 1.0%|
|Reducing Sugar||≤ 0.20%|
|Specific Rotation (20ºC)||+4.0° - +7.0°|
|PH Value (50%)||5.0 - 7.0|
|Residue on Ignition||≤ 0.1%|
|Heavy Metals (as Pb)||≤ 10ppm|
|Melting Point||≥ 95ºC|
|Particle Size||60-80 mesh|
3.Function of Sorbitol powder
It is widely used in many industries such as pharmacy, non-sugar food, function food, beverage, cosmetic, chemical industries etc.
Sorbitol is a sugar substitute. It may be listed under the inactive ingredients listed for some foods and products. Its INS number and E number is 420. Sorbitol has approximately 60% the sweetness of sucrose (table sugar).Sorbitol is referred to as a nutritive sweetener because it provides dietary energy: 2.6 kilocalories (11 kilojoules) per gram versus the average 4 kilocalories (17 kilojoules) for carbohydrates. It is often used in diet foods (including diet drinks and ice cream), mints, cough syrups, and sugar-free chewing gum.
Sorbitol can be used as a non-stimulant laxative via an oral suspension or enema. As with other sugar alcohols, gastrointestinal distress may result when food products that contain sorbitol are consumed.Sorbitol exerts its laxative effect by drawing water into
the large intestine, thereby stimulating bowel movements.Sorbitol has been determined safe for use by the elderly, although it is not recommended without consultation with a clinician.
Sorbitol is used in bacterial culture media to distinguish the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 from most other strains of E. coli, as it is usually incapable of fermenting sorbitol, but 93% of known E. coli strains are capable of doing so. is also used in the manufacture of Softgels to store single doses of liquid medicines like tablets are used to control the dosage of solids
4).Health care, food, and cosmetic uses:
Sorbitol often is used in modern cosmetics as a humectant and thickener. Sorbitol often is used in mouthwash and toothpaste. Some transparent gels can be made only with sorbitol, as it has a refractive index sufficiently high for transparent formulations. It is also used frequently in "sugar free" chewing gum.Sorbitol is used as a cryoprotectant additive (mixed with sucrose and sodium polyphosphates) in the manufacture of surimi, a highly refined fish paste most commonly produced from Alaska pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) It is also used as a humectant in some cigarettes.
A mixture of sorbitol and potassium nitrate has found some success as an amateur solid rocket fue.A mixture of sorbitol and potassium nitrate has found some success as an amateur solid rocket fue.Sorbitol is identified as a potential key chemical intermediate.
Sorbitol is identified as a potential key chemical intermediate.