Erythritol

Formula: C4H10O4 Erythritol One of the common sugar substitutes.

Properties

  • Crystal system: tetragonal
  • Crystal shape: flat rectangular prism with multiple facets on ends
  • Color: transparent
  • Stability on air: stable Erythritol

Birefringence

In some direciotns, erythritol crystals display well visible birefringence. Erythritol Erythritol

Obtaining

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.

Growing

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.

Safety

The compounds is safe to consume in reasonable amounts Erythritol

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