Chemical Component Summary

NameD-SORBITOL
Identifiers(2S,3R,4R,5R)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol
FormulaC6 H14 O6
Molecular Weight182.17
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOC[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
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
  • G-ol
  • (−)-sorbitol
  • D-Sorbit
  • D-glucitol
  • Sorbitol
Brand Names
  • Microlax Micro Enema
  • Cystosol W 3% Hexitols
  • Char-flo With Sorbitol - Sus
  • Salivart Aer
  • Sorbitol
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

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Xylose isomeraseMNYQPTPEDRFTFGLWTVGWQGRDPFGDATRRALDPVESVRRLAELGAHG...unknown
Xylose isomeraseMSVQATREDKFSFGLWTVGWQARDAFGDATRTALDPVEAVHKLAEIGAYG...unknown
Xylose isomeraseMSVQPTPADHFTFGLWTVGWTGADPFGVATRKNLDPVEAVHKLAELGAYG...unknown
Malate synthase GMSQTITQSRLRIDANFKRFVDEEVLPGTGLDAAAFWRNFDEIVHDLAPEN...unknown
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