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    Xylitol

    Xylitol in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    (2R,3r,4S)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol

    Cas Number

    87-99-0

    HS Code

    2905.49.00

    Formula

    CH2OH(CHOH)3CH2OH

    Basic Info

    Appearance

    White Crystalline Powder

    Common Names

    D-Xylitol

    Packaging

    25 Kg Bag

    Brief Overview

    Xylitol appears as a white crystalline powder that is water soluble. It is a sugar alcohol used in the food industry as a sweetener and thickener. Xylitol containing dental care products is also used to reduce tooth decay.

    Manufacturing Processes

    Xylitol is manufactured through the reduction of D-xylose with Hydrogen using Raney nickel as a catalyst in the process.

    Food Industry

    Xylitol is widely used in the food industry as an artificial sweetener and thickener. However, it does not influence insulin and blood sugar levels as it is absorbed slower than sugar.

    Dental Industry

    Xylitol is used in manufacturing dental care products due to its anti-cavity properties.

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