Agent Name

Fructose

CAS Number

57-48-7

Formula

C6-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Advantose FS 95; D-(-)-Fructose; D-(-)-Levulose; Fructose, D-; Fruit sugar; Furucton; Hi-Fructo 970; Krystar 300; Levulose; Nevulose; Sugar, fruit; arabino-Hexulose; D-Fructose; Fructose, pure; Fructose solution; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White solid; [ICSC] Colorless crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Sweetest of the sugars found in fruits and honey; Added to ice cream to prevent sandiness; [Merck Index] Used as a preservative and as an intravenous infusion in parenteral feeding; [ChemIDplus] Used as an additive to food/foodstuffs and in pharmaceuticals; [IUCLID] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant, formulation aid, nutritive sweetener, processing aid, solvent, stabilizer or thickener, and texturizer for foods; [FDA]

Comments

May cause mechanical irritation; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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