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Xylitol

Xylitol Xylitol
IUPAC Name
(2R,3r,4S)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
HS Code
29054900
Formula

CH2OH(CHOH)3CH2OH

Appearance
White Crystalline Powder
Cas No.
87-99-0
Common Names
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Packaging
- 800 @ 25 kg Bags, 20 MT / 20'FCL
Category
  • Food
Sub Category
  • Antioxidants
  • Food Chalice

Brief Overview

Xylitol appears as a white crystalline powder that is water soluble. It is a sugar alcohol that is widely used in the food industry as sweeteners and thickeners. Xylitol containing Dental care products are also used in the application of reducing tooth decay.

 

Manufacturing Processes

Xylitol is manufactured through the reduction of D-xylose with Hydrogen using Raney nickel as a catalyst in the process.

Food Industry

Xylitol is widely used in the food industry as artificial sweeteners and thickeners. However, it does not influence insulin and blood sugar levels as it is absorbed at a slower rate compared to sugar.

 

Dental Industry

Xylitol is used in the manufacturing of dental care products due to its anti-cavity properties.