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Product Description

Name:  D(+)-Xylose

Synonyms:  D-Xylose; Wood sugar


Molecular Formula: C5H10O5

Molecular Weight:  150.13

CAS Number:  58-86-6

EINECS:  200-400-7


 D-Xylose can be dissolved in hot ethanol and pyridine easily. Its is 67% of sucrose. Xylose has similar chemical properties to glucose, and D-Xylose can be reduced to corresponding alcohol, i.e. xylitol, or oxidized into 3-hydroxy glutarate. Xylose is the main material for the production of xylitol in China, and xylose was approved as a non-calorific by several countries.

D-Xylose is used as pharmaceutical Intermediates and medical ingredients, flavour and pet food industries, production of savoury flavours, and golden brown colour in food Industries.



Product Name


Index Item

Specificaiton (AJI92)


Meets the requirement


White crystals

Assay (C5H10O5)


Other Sacchride

Chromatographically Not detectabic

Loss on drying

1.0% Max

Residue on ignition

0.05% Max

Specific rotation (1g25ml, water)

+17.0 to +20.0 Degree

Heavy metals

0.01% Max

Arsenic (as As)

0.02% Max

Iron (as Fe)

0.05% Max


0.5ppm Max

Transmittance (2.0g/10ml, in water)

95.0% Min

Totol acrobic bactoria

1000cfu/g Max



Yeast & Mold

100cfu/g Max


Package: Crystal product is 25kgs/compound bag; lined plastic bags; liquid product is 65kgs/ plastic drum, or 200kgs/plastic barrel.

Storage:   Stored in a dry and cool place, keep away from strong light and heat.

Shelf life: Two years when stored properly in a well-closed container.   

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