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Sorbitol (CAS No.50-70-4) , E420 , D-glucitol , D-Sorbitol

Sorbitol (CAS No.50-70-4) , E420 , D-glucitol , D-Sorbitol

Product Details:


Product Description

Name:  D-Sorbitol

Synonyms:  D-Glucitol; Sorbitol BP

Molecular Structure:  

Molecular Formula:  C6H14O6

Molecular Weight:  182.17

CAS Number:  50-70-4

EINECS:  200-061-5


 Sorbitol may be listed under the inactive ingredients. Sorbitol also occurs naturally in many stone fruits and berries from trees of the genus Sorbus. Sorbitol is referred to as a nutritive because it provides dietary energy: 2.6kl per gram versus the average 4kl for carbohydrates.

Sorbitol is colorless liquid or white crystalline powder which has sweet taste.It is 0.5 to 0.7 times as sweet as cane sugar.Sorbitol in 1g can release 12.56kJ calorie. Sorbitol is easy to dissolve in water but not in organic solvent. Acid resistant and heat resistant.

Sorbitol can not cause decayed tooth, and increasing blood glucose and blood fat.It can not stimulate the secretion of insulin. Sorbitol can be used to produce sugar free food, weight-losing food, anti-astriction food, undecayed tooth food and diabetic food. Its excellent characters make it a wide application in medical industry.

As Sorbitol is used in the chewing gum, candy, the sweetened bean paste, and so forth sugar free products. Health product raw material: and used in weight losing food, anti-constipation food, anticarious food, diabetic food, improving the human body physiological environment.



Product name


Index Item



colorless liquid or white crystalline powder

Dry substance


Water content


Melting point

95-99 Dec.

Water solubility


Reducing sugars

0.3% Max


1.296 Min




1.0ppm Max

Heavy metals

5.0ppm Max


1.0ppm Max


0.1ppm 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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