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IUPAC name 6-0-α-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-fructose
Other names Palatinose
CAS number 13718-94-0
PubChem 83686
EINECS number 237-282-1
SMILES O[C@@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O[C@@H]1OC[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)C(CO)=O
Molecular formula C12H22O11
Molar mass 342.296 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Isomaltulose (chemical name: 6-0-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-fructose), also known by the trade names Palatinose and NRGylose, is a disaccharide that is commericially produced enzymatically from sucrose. It is a natural constituent of honey and sugar cane and has a very natural sweet taste. It has been used as a sugar in Japan since 1985. It is particularly suitable as a non-cariogenic sucrose replacement and is favorable in products for diabetics and prediabetic dispositions.[1]

Like sucrose, it is fully digested and provides the same caloric value of approximately 4 kcal/g. Unlike sucrose, isomaltulose is toothfriendly and digested much slower leading not only to a low glycemic response but as well to a prolonged glucose supply.[citation needed] Thus, isomaltulose is a slowly released carbohydrate that therefore provides a more sustained energy supply from food and drinks. An optimal energy supply is a topic of increasing importance in research and product development as this may play a role in health (particularly control of obesity) as well as for physical and mental performance.


  1. ^ Lina B, Jonker D, Kozianowski G (2002). "Isomaltulose (Palatinose): a review of biological and toxicological studies". Food Chem. Toxicol. 40 (10): 1375-81. PMID 12387299.
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