Erythritol

It is 6070% as sweet as table sugar yet it is almost noncaloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is partially absorbed by the body, excreted in urine and feces.


Symbol
C4H10O4

Also known as
(2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol

Discovered
In 1848 by British chemist John Stenhouse.

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 122.12 gmol-1Clip
Density 1450 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 394 KClip
Boiling Point 604 KClip
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Subjects: Chemistry