| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||182.172 g/mol|
|Appearance||White crystalline solid|
|Melting point||78–80 °C (172–176 °F; 351–353 K)|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Iditol is a sugar alcohol, an organic chemical compound with the formula C6H14O6. It is commonly available as L-iditol.
Iditol can be nitrated to iditol nitrates.
Iditol is a colorless crystalline solid, soluble in water. with a sweetish taste.
Iditol can be purchased from chemical suppliers.
Iditol can be produced via reduction of iditose.
Can also be extracted from various fruits, though you will need lots of fruits.
- Sugar substitute
- Make iditol hexanitrate
Iditol has low toxicity, though it's not commonly used as sweetener as it's rarely encountered.
Iditol is accumulates in galactokinase deficiency.
No special storage is required, a plastic bottle will suffice.
No special disposal is required. Discard it as you wish.