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Mannitol

CAS#69-65-8

Mannitol is a sugar alcohol that is easily soluble in water and is a white crystalline powder with a sweet taste similar to sucrose.
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Introduction

Mannitol is often used as a sweetener in diabetic food, as it is poorly absorbed from the intestines. As a medication, it is used to decrease pressure in the eyes, as in glaucoma, and to lower increased intracranial pressure. 

In terms of food, mannitol has the least water absorption among sugars and sugar alcohols, and has a refreshing sweetness. It is used for anti-sticking of maltose, chewing gum, rice cakes and other foods, and as anti-sticking powder for general pastries.

Item  Standard
Appearance White crystalline powder
Assay (%) 98.0-102.0
Loss on drying (%) ≤0.5
Specific rotation +23~+25°
Heavy metal (Pb) (%) <10ppm
Arsenic (%) ≤0.0002
Nickel (%)  0.30
Oxalate (%) <0.02
Sulfate (SO4) (%) ≤0.01
Chloride (Cl) (%) ≤0.003
Melting point ( ℃) 166-170 °C
Acidity Conform
Residue on ignition (%) <0.1
Storage in the shade
Packing 25kg/bag

Functions and Applications

1.Pharmaceutical Industry: Antihypertensive reagent,diuretic,dehydrating reagent,laxative lapactic;Excipient and filler for tablets.Synthesize mannitol oleic ester.    
2. Food Industry:
Sweetener in sugar free chewing gum Chlcolate coat of ice cream and sugar Beverage,sytup and other food"    
3. Toothpaste industry instead of glycerol    
4. Synthesize mannitol rigid poly urethane foam    
5. Synthesize mannitol oleate    
6. Electronic solution for electrolytic capacitor     

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