Agent Name

Sorbose

CAS Number

87-79-6

Formula

C6-H12-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Esorben; L-1,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexan-2-one; L-Sorbinose; L-Sorbose; L-xylo-2-Hexulose; Sorbin; Sorbinose; Sorbose, L-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Colorless solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and in metabolism research; [Hawley] Sweetness similar to that of sucrose; [Merck Index]

Comments

Nontoxic; [Hawley] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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