Volemitol

Naturally occurring seven-carbon sugar alcohol. It is a substance widely distributed in plants, red algae, fungi, mosses, and lichens.


Symbol
C7H16O7

Uses
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

Discovered
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-1Clip
Density 425 to 426 kgm-3Clip
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Subjects: Chemistry