3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||212.20 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||152 to 153 °C (306 to 307 °F; 425 to 426 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Volemitol is a naturally occurring seven-carbon sugar alcohol. It is a substance widely distributed in plants, red algae, fungi, mosses, and lichens. It was also found in lipopolysaccharides from E. coli. In certain higher plants, such as Primula, volemitol plays several important physiological roles. It functions as a photosynthetic product, phloem translocate, and storage carbohydrate.
It is used as a natural sweetening agent.
- E. Bourquelot, Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr., 5 (1889) 132.