|Molar mass||180.16 g·mol−1|
|Density||1.65 g/cm3 (15 °C)|
|Melting point||165 °C (329 °F; 438 K)|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Sorbose is a ketose belonging to the group of sugars known as monosaccharides. It has a sweetness that is equivalent to sucrose (table sugar). The commercial production of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) often begins with sorbose. L-Sorbose is the configuration of the naturally occurring sugar.
- Merck Index, 12th Edition, 8874
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