- Crystal system: tetragonal
- Crystal shape: flat rectangular prism with multiple facets on ends
- Color: transparent
- Stability on air: stable
In some direciotns, erythritol crystals display well visible birefringence.
Erythritol can be found as main component in many sugar substitute compositions. Because it is less sweet than sucrose, it is often mixed with more potent sweeteners, such as sucralose.
This compound grows really well. I used slow evaporation method to grow my specimens, growth time is around one month. Solubility at room temperature is around 60..65 g / 100ml.