Naturally found in low concentrations in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms, as well as fibrous material such as corn husks and sugar cane bagasse and birch.


Diabetic sweetener which is roughly as sweet as sucrose.

Also known as
(2R,4S)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol, 1,2,3,4,5-Pentahydroxypentane, Xylite

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 152.15 gmol-1Clip
Density 1520 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 365 to 369 KClip
Boiling Point 489 KClip
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Subjects: Chemistry