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Compound Summary for: CID 5780


Also known as: D-Sorbitol; D-Glucitol; glucitol; L-Gulitol; (-)-Sorbitol; Sorbilande; Diakarmon; Esasorb; Glucarine
Molecular Formula: C6H14O6   Molecular Weight: 182.17176   InChIKey: FBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N
A polyhydric alcohol with about half the sweetness of sucrose. Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures. It is also used in many manufacturing processes, as a pharmaceutical aid, and in several research applications.   From: MeSH
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