Chemical Component Summary

Namesorbitol
SynonymsD-sorbitol; D-glucitol
Identifiers(2S,3R,4R,5R)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol
FormulaC6 H14 O6
Molecular Weight182.172
TypeD-SACCHARIDE
Isomeric SMILESC([C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H](CO)O)O)O)O)O
InChIInChI=1S/C6H14O6/c7-1-3(9)5(11)6(12)4(10)2-8/h3-12H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5-,6-/m1/s1
InChIKeyFBPFZTCFMRRESA-JGWLITMVSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count26
Chiral Atom Count4
Bond Count25
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01638 
NameSorbitol
Groups approved
DescriptionA polyhydric alcohol with about half the sweetness of sucrose. Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures.
Synonyms
  • Sorbitol
  • D-Sorbitol
  • D-(−)-sorbitol
  • D-Sorbit
  • (−)-sorbitol
Brand Names
  • Char-flo With Sorbitol - Sus
  • CHI. JOA (Anti-inflammatory effect, antibacterial effect, stomatitis improvement, plaque removal)
  • Salivart Aer
  • Sorbitol Mannitol Irrigation
  • GeriCare Sorbitol Solution
IndicationUsed as a non-stimulant laxative via an oral suspension or enema.
Categories
  • Alcohols
  • Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
  • Blood and Blood Forming Organs
  • Blood Substitutes and Perfusion Solutions
  • Carbohydrates
ATC-Code
  • B05CX02
  • V04CC01
  • A06AD18
  • A06AG07
CAS number50-70-4

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem 5780
ChEMBL CHEMBL1682
ChEBI CHEBI:17924
CCDC/CSD HIPKAS, GLUCIT04, SORBPY21, GLUCIT03, ALITOL01, SORBPY20, GLUCIT02, GLUCIT01
COD 1101132, 2300046