Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers (2S,4R)-pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
Formula C5 H12 O5
Molecular Weight 152.15 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES OC[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
InChI InChI=1S/C5H12O5/c6-1-3(8)5(10)4(9)2-7/h3-10H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5+

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 22
Chiral Atom Count 3
Chiral Atoms C2 C3 C4
Bond Count 21
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB01904   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name D-Xylitol
Groups experimental
Description A 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]
Brand Names
CAS number 488-81-3
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