Arabitol

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Arabitol[1]
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Names
Systematic IUPAC name
(2R,4R)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
Other names
(2R,4R)-Pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentaol (not recommended)
Arabinitol
Lyxitol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.028.711
Properties
C5H12O5
Molar mass 152.15 g·mol−1
Appearance Prismatic crystals
Melting point 103 °C (217 °F; 376 K)
Miscible
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., waterHealth code 0: Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material. E.g., sodium chlorideReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
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Except where otherwise noted, 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-arabitol, which may indicate overgrowth of intestinal microbes such as Candida albicans or other yeast/fungus species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 789
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-16.