Arabitol

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Arabitol[1]
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Identifiers
CAS number 7643-75-6 N
PubChem 94154
ChemSpider 84971 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:18333 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C5H12O5
Molar mass 152.14 g/mol
Appearance Prismatic crystals
Melting point 103 °C (217 °F; 376 K)
Solubility in water Miscible
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Arabitol or arabinitol is a sugar alcohol. It can be formed by the reduction of either arabinose or lyxose. Some organic acid tests check for the presence of D-arabinitol, which may indicate overgrowth of intestinal parasites such as Candida albicans or other yeast/fungus species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index, 11the Edition, 789
  2. ^ http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/candida.asp