Chemical Component Summary

NameD-XYLITOL
Identifiers(2S,4R)-pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
FormulaC5 H12 O5
Molecular Weight152.15
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOC[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
InChIInChI=1S/C5H12O5/c6-1-3(8)5(10)4(9)2-7/h3-10H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5+
InChIKeyHEBKCHPVOIAQTA-SCDXWVJYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count22
Chiral Atom Count3
Chiral AtomsC2, C3, C4
Bond Count21
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01904 Different stereochemistry
NameD-Xylitol
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionA five-carbon sugar alcohol derived from xylose by reduction of the carbonyl group. It is as sweet as sucrose and used as a noncariogenic sweetener. [PubChem]
CAS number488-81-3
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682