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Volemitol



Volemitol
IUPAC name (2R,3R,5R,6R)-heptane-1,2,3,4,5,6,7-heptol
Other names D-glycero-D-talo-heptitol, alpha-sedoheptitol,
beta-mannoheptitol
Identifiers
CAS number 488-38-0
SMILES C(C(C(C(C(C(CO)O)O)O)O)O)O
Properties
Molecular formula C7H16O7
Molar mass 212.198 g/mol
Melting point

152-153°C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Volemitol is a naturally occurring seven-carbon sugar alcohol. It is a substance widely distributed in plants, red algae, fungi, mosses, and lichens. It was also found in lipopolysaccharides from E. coli. In certain higher plants, such as Primula, volemitol plays several important physiological roles. It functions as a photosynthetic product, phloem translocate, and storage carbohydrate.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is used as a natural sweetening agent.

Volemitol was first isolated as a white crystalline substance from the mushroom Lactarius volemus by the French scientist Émile Bourquelot in 1889.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ E. Bourquelot, Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr., 5 (1889) 132.
 
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