Cyclitol

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Cyclitols are cycloalkanes containing a hydroxyl group on each of three or more ring atoms. They are cyclic polyols. Cyclitols are one of the compatible solutes which are formed in a plant as a response to salt or water stress. Some cyclitol (e.g. quinic or shikimic acid) are parts of hydrolysable tannins.

Naturally occurring cyclitols[edit]

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