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

Cas Number

:   87-99-0

HS Code

:   2905.49.00




Basic Info

Appearance Name

:   White Crystalline Powder

Common Names

:   D-Xylitol


:   25 Kg Bag

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Technical Document

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.