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Sorbitol
C6H14O6
Powder; aqueous/liquid solution (min. 70% purity)
Sorbitol is mainly used as sugar substitute; table sweeteners; food additive; dietary supplement; sugar crystallization inhibitor; moisture-conditioning of cosmetic creams; lotions; toothpaste; tobacco and gelatin; bodying agent for paper and textiles; liquid pharmaceuticals manufacturing and tablet diluent; emulsifier; thickener and firming agent (mainly for the cosmetic industry).
Isosorbide; polyether polyols; L-sorbose
  • D-glucose (reduction)
  • Fructose (hydrogenation)
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Sorbitol (a.k.a. Glucitol) is an organic compound, in the alcohol class, more specifically a sugar alcohol. It is an isomer of mannitol, however the two have different characteristics and uses. Sorbitol is a white, odorless crystal powder, soluble in water and in most organic solvents. It was first discovered in 1868, however it only gained commercial importance in the 1950s, when it started being used as a sweetening agent in the food industry.
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Sorbitol Prices

Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Sorbitol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Germany: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • China: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Indonesia: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

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About Sorbitol. Sorbitol (a.k.a. Glucitol) is an organic compound, in the alcohol class, more specifically a sugar alcohol. It is an isomer of mannitol, however the two have different characteristics and uses. Sorbitol is a white, odorless crystal powder, soluble in water and in most organic solvents. It was first discovered in 1868, however it only gained commercial importance in the 1950s, when it started being used as a sweetening agent in the food industry.

Chemical Formula. C6H14O6

Commercial Grades. Powder; aqueous/liquid solution (min. 70% purity)

Uses. Sorbitol is mainly used as sugar substitute; table sweeteners; food additive; dietary supplement; sugar crystallization inhibitor; moisture-conditioning of cosmetic creams; lotions; toothpaste; tobacco and gelatin; bodying agent for paper and textiles; liquid pharmaceuticals manufacturing and tablet diluent; emulsifier; thickener and firming agent (mainly for the cosmetic industry).

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • D-glucose (reduction)
  • Fructose (hydrogenation)

Derivatives. Isosorbide; polyether polyols; L-sorbose

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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