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 Weight182.17
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
Groupsapproved
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
  • D-glucitol
  • (−)-sorbitol
  • D-Sorbit
  • G-ol
  • L-Gulitol
Brand Names
  • Sorbitol Rougier Pws 5gm
  • Microlax Micro-enema
  • Sorbitol Mannitol Irrigation
  • Char-flo With Sorbitol - Sus
  • 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
CCDC/CSDHIPKAS
PubChem5780
ChEBICHEBI:17924
ChEMBLCHEMBL1682