Labelled D-Mannitol (M165000). D-Mannitol is widespread in plants and plant exudates; obtained from manna and seaweeds. D-Mannitol is used in the food industry as anticaking and free-flow agent, flavo
ring agent, lubricant and release agent, stabilizer and thickener and nutritive sweetener.
A sugar alcohol. More closely related to carbohydrates than to other polyhydric alcohols [Noller]. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination with alkali metals, nitrides, strong reducing agents and strong oxidizing agents.
ChEBI: The D-enantiomer of mannitol.
Air & Water Reactions
Used with boric acid in the manufacture of dry electrolytic condensers for radio applications; in making artificial resins and plasticizers; in pharmacy as excipient and diluent for solids and liqs; in analytical chemistry for boron determinations; in the manufacture of mannitol hexanitrate. Used in the food industry as anticaking and free-flow agent, flavoring agent, lubricant and release agent, stabilizer and thickener and nutritive sweetener.
Osmitrol (Baxter Healthcare); Resectisol (B Braun).
D-Mannitol is probably combustible.
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Used in titrimetric determination of boric acid.
D-Mannitol is crystallised from EtOH, MeOH or H2O and dried at 100o. [Thomson Acta Chem Scand 6 270, 279, 280 1952, Beilstein 1 IV 2841.]
Odorless white crystalline powder or free-flowing granules. Sweet taste.
White crystalline powder