Agent Name

Galactitol

CAS Number

608-66-2

Formula

C6-H14-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

D-Dulcitol; Dulcite; Dulcitol; Dulcose; Euonymit; Melampyrin; Melampyrit; [ChemIDplus] Melampyrite; Melampyrum; [Merck Index]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White to off-white hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A naturally occurring product of plants obtained following reduction of GALACTOSE. It appears as a white crystalline powder with a slight sweet taste." [ChemIDplus] "Galactitol (dulcitol) is a sugar alcohol, the reduction product of galactose. In people with galactokinase deficiency, a form of galactosemia, excess dulcitol forms in the lens of the eye leading to cataracts." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.92E-9 mm Hg

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