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D-Glucitol

Sorbitol is a bulk sweetner with a pleasant taste. It is a suitable substitute for sugar.

Chemical Formula: C6H14O6
Other names: sorbitol
Layman's explanation: A French chemist first discovered sorbitol in the berries of mountain ash in 1872. It occurs naturally in a wide variety of fruits and berries. It is also commercially produced today by the hydrogenation of glucose. Sorbitol is a bulk sweetener used in numerous products such as cough syrups, chewing gums, candies, frozen desserts, cookies, cakes, icings, and fillings. Sorbitol is used in manufacture of sorbose, ascorbic acid, propylene glycol, synthetic plasticizers and resins. This compound also has cosmetic uses as it is a component of some oral care products, hairsprays, deodorants, foundation makeup, and after-shave lotions.
Keywords: plasticizers, sweet

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