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  • Sorbitol, also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol the body metabolises slowly. It is obtained by reduction of glucose changing the aldehyde group to an additional hydroxyl group hence the name sugar alcohol.
  • Sorbitol is identified as a potential key chemical intermediate  from biomass resources. Complete reduction of sorbitol opens the way to alkanes such as hexane which can be used as a biofuel. Sorbitol itself provides much of the hydrogen required for the transformation.
  • Sorbitol and mannitol are isomers, substances with the same chemical formula, but a different shape.Sorbitol can be described as a glucose molecule with two hydrogens added. The two extra hydrogens are on either side of what used to be the double bond connecting the oxygen to the carbon, which is now a single bond. This changes the molecule just enough to make it harder for the body to absorb, while still tasting sweet on the tongue.
  • Hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol is an industrially important chemical process because of wide applications of sorbitol in food, drug and cosmetics.1 For example, D-sorbitol is an intermediate in the synthesis of vitamin C. Also, hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol followed by aqueous phase reforming has been recently suggested as a route for the production of H2 and fuels from biomass.
  • Sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) is a member of the superfamily of medium chain dehydrogenases/ reductases. SDH, the second enzyme in the polyol pathway, oxidizes sorbitol to fructose in the presence of NAD. Recent studies have shown that flux via polyol pathway enzymes aldose reductase and sorbitol dehydrogenase is required to mediate vascular and neurological complications of diabetes.
  • The production of sorbitol and gluconic acid from fructose and glucose, respectively, by the glucosefructose- oxidorredutase enzyme (GFOR) present in Z. mobilis periplasm has been greatly explored. Z. mobilis metabolizes sucrose, glucose, and fructose by means of Entner Doudoroff pathway, where the gluconic acid produced is transformed into ethanol by the gluconalactonase enzyme. The methodology of cell permeabilization has been explored in the sense of an increase of sorbitol production and gluconic acid, preventing the formation of ethanol.
  • Sorbitol and sucrose are major products of photosynthesis distributed in apple trees that affect quality in fruit. Transgenic apple plants were silenced or up-regulated for sorbitol-6-phosphate dehydrogenase by using the CaMV35S promoter to define the role of sorbitol distribution in fruit development.
  • Sorbitol is used in various cough syrups, and is usually listed under the inactive ingredients. Too much sorbitol (from 10 to 50g, or more for adults) can cause gastro-intestinal problems.
  • Sorbitol can be used as a non-stimulant [laxative] by either in oral suspension or suppository form. The drug works by drawing water into the large intestine, thereby stimulating bowel movements.
  • Sorbitol is used as a humectant in many types of products for protection against loss of moisture content. The moisture-stabilizing and textural properties of sorbitol are used in the production of confectionery, baked goods and chocolate where products tend to
    become dry or harden. Its moisture-stabilizing action protects these products from drying and maintains their initial freshness during storage.
  • Sorbitol, also referred to as D-glucitol, is naturally found in many fruits (e.g., berries, cherries, and apples). The worldwide production of sorbitol is estimated to be higher than 500,000 tons/year, and the market is continuously increasing . This polyol has a relative sweetness of around 60% compared to that of sucrose and displays a 20-fold higher solubility in water than mannitol . Based on these properties, sorbitol is widely used in a range of food products such as confectionery, chewing gum, candy, desserts, ice cream, and diabetic foods.
  • Sorini started its commercial production in 1987 with the annual capacity of 5,000 tons of liquefied sorbitol.At the same year, with spirits to develop and to be world’s known as a sorbitol producer, it launched its export sales using “INDOSORB” brand. The brand has been registered since 1989.
  • However, not only is the brand used for international market, but domestic trade as well. Certainly, Sorini believes the export market will become world without borders in trades. Currently the annual capacity of liquefied sorbitol and STBC powder reaches 55,000 tons.
General Information
  • Sorbitol
  • Sugar alcohol
  • Ingredients-Sorbitol
  • D-Sorbitol
  • Nutrition information of Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol dehydrogenase

Production and Synthesis

  • Production of L-Sorbitol from L-Fructose
  • Hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol
  • High-Level Production of the Low-Calorie Sugar Sorbitol by
    Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Hybrid neural model for the production of sorbitol
  • Production of Sorbitol by permeabilized and immobilized cells of Z. mobilis
  • Hybrid neural network model for simulating sorbitol synthesis
  • Synthesis of sorbitol 1(6) - monostearate
  • Synthesis of sorbitol by zymomonas mobilis under high osmotic pressure
  • Synthesis, surface analysis and cell response in vitro

Company Profiles

  • Cargill
  • Gulshan Sugars & Chemicals Ltd
  • Pure Chem Co., Ltd
  • PT. Sorini Corporation Tbk
  • QHD Hope Sorbitol Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong Jiasheng Industry Co.,Ltd
  • Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd.


  • Sivanadane Mandjiny
  • BTC Limited
  • ENCO Engineering GmbH
  • CPL Business Consultants
  • Deven M.Dalal
  • Simon J Eden-Green
  • Gama Associates Pvt. Ltd.
  • Expert in carbohydrate chemistry
  • Nandini Institute of Chemical Industries
  • Starch Chem

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol 70% Solution USP
  • Sorbitol 70% Solution
  • Sigma chemical-Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol, crystalline powder
  • D-Sorbitol
  • D-sorbite
  • D-Glucitol
  • Safety data for sorbitol
  • PVC ONLY Sorbitol
  • Aqueous sorbitol solution

Functions and Properties

  • Effect of D-.Sorbitol on Absorption of Vitamin B12
  • Presence and characteristics of sorbitol-negative Escherichia coli O157 in healthy sheep faeces
  • Sorbitol clearance during exercise as a measure of hepatic and renal blood flow
  • Cross-talk between the L-sorbose and D-sorbitol  metabolic pathways
  • Effects of Sorbitol Dehydrogenase Deficiency on Nerve Conduction
  • Effect of Feeding D-Sorbitol on the Intestinal Absorption of Vitamin B6and Vitamin B12in Rats
  • Effect of Xylitol and Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Expression in
    Transgenic Tobacco
  • Feeding Sorbitol alone or in Combination with Monensin to Finishing Cattle
  • Osmoregulation of aldose reductase and sorbitol dehydrogenase
  • Silencing leaf sorbitol synthesis alters long-distance partitioning and apple fruit quality
  • Thiamine-Sporing Action of Sorbitol in Man
  • Transgenically Enhanced Sorbitol Synthesis Facilitates Phloem
    Boron Transport and Increases Tolerance of Tobacco
  • Sorbitol transport in rat renal inner medullary interstitial cells
  • Sorbitol-Based Vector for Expression of Heterologous Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Aldose reductase and sorbitol dehydrogenase distribution in substructures of normal and diabetic rat lens
  • Sorbitol-based demulsifying agents and their surfactant properties


  • Process for production of solid sorbitol
  • Method for the direct esterification of sorbitol with fatty acids
  • Dual catalyst sequential method for production of sorbitol from hydrolyzed starch solution
  • Process for purifying crude dibenzylidene sorbitol
  • Method of producing crystalline D-sorbitol
  • Sorbitol coated comestible and Method of Preparation
  • Pulverulent sorbitol and its process of preparation
  • Tropicalizing agent, and methods for making and using the same
  • Polypropylene composition containing a 1.3,2.4-di(alkylbenzylidene) sorbitol
  • Sorbitol-MacConkey Agar
  • Barcroft™
  • Parteck™ SI
  • Sorbitol “F” liquid
  • Sorbitol Special™ Polyol Solution
  • Sorbitol 70% EP
  • D-Sorbitol Syrup


  • Use of sorbitol- and xylitol-sweetened chewing gum in caries control
  • Sorbitol Promotes Growth of Zymomonas mobilis in
    Environments with High Concentrations of Sugar
  • Reduced calorie sweeteners: Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol 2.5% mannitol 0.54% irrigation solution for hysteroscopic endometrial ablation surgery
  • Sorbitol as the Primary Carbon Source for the Crowth of
    Embryogenic Callus of Maize
  • Sural Nerve Sorbitol in Patients With Diabetic Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy


  • Antiplasmodial Chalcones Inhibit Sorbitol-Induced Hemolysis of Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Erythrocytes
  • Catalytic Production of Renewable Fuels by Aqueous-phase Reforming of Biomass-Derived Oxygenated Hydrocarbons
  • Changes of Starch and Sorbitol in Leaves Before and After Removal of Fruits from Peach Trees
  • Identification of Different Crystalline forms of Sorbitol by DSC
  • Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Phase Reforming of Sorbitol
  • Catalytic issues and process conditions for renewable hydrogen and alkanes by aqueous-phase reforming of oxygenated hydrocarbons
  • Modification of Sorbitol MacConkey Medium Containing Cefixime and Tellurite
  • Manipulation of in Vivo Sorbitol Production Alters Boron Uptake and Transport in Tobacco
  • Influence of Ultrasound on Sorbitol Release by Zymomonas mobilis
  • The production of vitamin C
  • Sorbitol Technology


  • Polyols from Sorbitol
  • Sorbitol Production Project
  • Investigating the plant biofactory
  • New continuous isosorbide production from sorbitol
  • Sorbitol in erythrocytes of diabetics
  • Sorbital & Vitamin -C


  • Ethanol, Starch, and Sorbitol Increase the Demand for Corn
  • Overview of sorbitol market
  • Indonesia export news
  • ICIS pricing of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol from france
  • Chinese up sorbitol production
  • TBR proceedings concerning Brazilian practices affecting Sorbitol and Carboxymethylcellulose  exports
  • General agreement on tariffs and trade


  • Sorbitol Abuse Among Eating-Disordered Patients
  • Tate&Lyle company report
  • Comparison of the effect of sorbitol and glucose
  • Modifying the surface morphology of mannitol / sorbitol granules
  • Sorbitol-Negative Phenotype among Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Strains of Different Serotypes
  • Large Outbreak of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Caused by an Unusual Sorbitol-Fermenting Strain of Escherichia coli
  • Sorbitol pathway in the ciliary body in relation to accumulation of amino acids
  • Metabolism and toxicity studies with mannitol and sorbitol in man and animals
  • Sugar alcohols report

Manufacturers and  Suppliers

  • Gujarat Ambuja Exports Limited
  • China suppliers of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol companies
  • Foreign exporters of sorbitol
  • Indian exporters of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol Manufacturers
  • Sell offers of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol sellers
  • Trade leads of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol selling leads
  • Sell Trade Leads of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol suppliers
  • Sorbitol exporters


  • Buy offers of sorbitol
  • Foreign importers of sorbitol
  • Indian importers of sorbitol
  • Sorbitol Buyers list 1
  • Sorbitol Buyers list 2
  • Sorbitol Buyers list 3
  • Buy trade leads of sorbitol

Safety and Guides

  • Beware the Sorbitol
  • Medicinal guide for  sorbitol-oral
  • Sorbitol drug guide
  • Guide for sorbitol injection
  • General guide for sorbitol-oral

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