Sugar substitutes such as sorbitol solution are available in the market. Many products, from food to toothpaste, use the sweetener since it is half as sweet as sugar. Both natural and synthetic sorbitol sweeteners exist.
Sorbitol Solution Properties:
- CAS Number: 50-70-4
- Name: D-Glucitol
- Superlist Name: D-Sorbitol
- Formula: C6H14O6
- Molecular Weight: 182.17
- Deleted CAS: 98201-93-5
- EINECS: 200-061-5
- Density: 1.596 g/cm3
- Melting Point: 98-100 °C(lit.)
- Boiling Point: 494.9 °C at 760 mmHg
- Flash Point: 292.5 °C
- Solubility: soluble in water
- Appearance: white crystalline powder
- Risk Codes: 36/37/38
Applications Or where it is used:
Sorbitol is used to prepare synthetic vitamin C. It is also used as a stabilizer in pharmaceuticals. Sorbitol is a common ingredient in the production of non-ionic surfactants used in foods, cosmetics, dyes, and paints.
How to use:
Sorbitol is used for occasional constipation and irregularity. When Sorbitol is taken orally, bowel movements usually occur within 1 to 4 hours. Additionally, sorbitol is used as a sweetener in pharmaceuticals.
Dosage of usage:
- Adult, Oral: 30-150 mL (70% solution) once
- Adult, Rectal enema: 120 mL of 25-30% solution once
- Children under 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established
- Dry mouth
- Excessive bowel activity
- Abdominal discomfort
In the event that any of these effects continue or worsen, speak with your doctor or pharmacist immediately.