Agent Name

Mannitol

CAS Number

69-65-8

Formula

C6-H14-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Aridol; Cordycepic acid; D-Mannitol; Diosmol; Invenex; Isotol; Maniton-S; Manna sugar; Mannazucker; Mannidex; Mannigen; Mannistol; Mannit; Mannite; Mannitol 10%; Mannitol 10% in plastic container; Mannitol 15%; Mannitol 15% in plastic container; Mannitol 20%; Mannitol 20% in plastic container; Mannitol 25%; Mannitol 5%; Mannitol 5% in plastic container; Mannogem 2080; Marine Crystal; Osmitrol; Osmitrol 10% in water; Osmitrol 10% in water in plastic container; Osmitrol 15% in water; Osmitrol 15% in water in plastic container; Osmitrol 20% in water; Osmitrol 20% in water in plastic container; Osmitrol 5% in water; Osmitrol 5% in water in plastic container; Osmofundin; Osmosal; Resectisol; Resectisol in plastic container; Mannitol, D-; [ChemIDplus] D-(-)-Mannitol; D-Mannite; Manicol; Manita; Mannitolum; [CAMEO]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White odorless solid; [CAMEO] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in many plants; Used in electronics (with boric acid to make dry electrolytic condensers for radio applications), plastics (for making artificial resins and plasticizers), in the food industry (anticaking, free-flow agent, flavoring agent, release agent, stabilizer, thickener, and nutritive sweetener), and in medicine (diuretic and in the determination of renal function); [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent, anticaking agent, formulation aid, lubricant or release agent, non-nutritive sweetener, and solvent for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] A natural sugar alcohol derived from trees and used as an osmotic diuretic; [Wikipedia]

Comments

No evidence of teratogenicity in experimental animals; [REPROTOX] No evidence of carcinogenicity in mice or rats; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.92E-9 mm Hg

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