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Compound Summary for: CID 5780

Sorbitol

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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