Naturally occurring seven-carbon sugar alcohol. It is a substance widely distributed in plants, red algae, fungi, mosses, and lichens.
- Natural sweetening agent
- Also known as
- (2R,3R,5R,6R)-heptane-1,2,3,4,5,6,7-heptol, D-glycero-D-talo-heptitol, alpha-sedoheptitol, beta-mannoheptitol
- First isolated as a white crystalline substance from the mushroom Lactarius volemus by the French scientist Émile Bourquelot in 1889.
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|Atomic / Molecular Weight||212.2||gmol-1||Clip|
|Density||425 to 426||kgm-3||Clip|