Definition of Sorbitol

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A sugar alcohol ''(2R,3S,4S,5S)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol'' used as an artificial sweetener ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorbitol

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sorbitol

1. The polyol (polyhydric alcohol) corresponding to glucose. Occurs naturally in some plants, is used as a growth substrate in some tests for bacteria and is sometimes used to maintain the tonicity of low ionic strength media. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Sorbitol Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Sorbitol Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorbitol

sorbet
sorbetlike
sorbets
sorbic
sorbic acid
sorbile
sorbin
sorbing
sorbinil
sorbinose
sorbitan
sorbitans
sorbite
sorbites
sorbitic
sorbitol (current term)
sorbitol pathway
sorbitol permease
sorbitols
sorbitose
sorbopyranose
sorbopyranoses
sorbose
sorboses
sorbs
sorbuses
sorbyite
sorcerer
sorcerers
sorceress

Literary usage of Sorbitol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"sorbitol Solution, page 444 REQUIREMENTS Lead Not more than I mg/kg, calculated on the anhydrous basis. TESTS Lead Determine as directed for Method I in the ..."

2. The Optical Rotating Power of Organic Substances and Its Practical Applications by Hans Landolt, Otto Schönrock, Paul Lindner (1902)
"Action of Acid Sodium and Ammonium Molybdate on Mannitol, sorbitol, ... The largest values for mannitol, sorbitol and ..."

3. The Optical Rotating Power of Organic Substances and Its Practical Applications by Hans Landolt, Otto Schönrock, Paul Lindner (1902)
"Action of Acid Sodium and Ammonium Molybdate on Mannitol, sorbitol, ... The largest values for mannitol, sorbitol and ..."

4. 2nd International Symposium on Genetic Manipulation in Crops by A. Mujeeb-Kazi, L. A. Sitch, International Rice Research Institute (1989)
"significantly more than 0 or 1%, was of poor quality and did not regenerate while the 1% sorbitol-derived E callus regenerated more plants than the control. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"sorbitol was discovered in mountain-ash berries by Boussingault ... This syrup is taken up with alcohol, and usually gives crystals of sorbitol. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"This method permits of the separation of sorbitol in small quantities from plants. in ... It has ful —17'3°, which becomes sorbitol crystallises with 1 mol. ..."

7. An Introduction to the Study of the Compounds of Carbon, Or, Organic Chemistry by Ira Remsen, William Ridgely Orndorff (1922)
"Ordinary sorbitol occurs in the ripening berries of the mountain ash (Sorbus ... This variety is known as d'-sorbitol because it is formed from glucose, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Sorbitol

Search for Sorbitol on Dictionary.com!Search for Sorbitol on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sorbitol on Google!Search for Sorbitol on Wikipedia!

Search