Sorbitol Powder


    (on dried basis)
    (EP) 97 to 102%
    (USP) 91 to 100.5%
    Max 1 %
    IdentificationPasses test
    ConductivityMax 20 μS/cm
    WaterMax 1.5 %
    (Iditol, Maltitol, Mannitol)
    Max 2 % on dried basis
    pH3.5 to 7
    Melting point98 to 104°C
    Residual solventsPasses test
    LeadMax 0.5 ppm
    Specific Optical Rotation+4 to +7°
    Residue on ignitionMax 0.1 %
    (Red sugars)
    (EP) Max 0.2%
    (USP) Max 0.3%
    Total SugarsTypically 0.3%
    Nickel(EP) Max 1ppm
    (USP) Max 1μg/g
    GranulometryMax 63μm : Max 7.5%
    Min 250μm : 20 to 45%
    Min 500μm : Max 0.5%
    (on dried basis)
    Typically 0.7%
    Related Products
    (On dried basis)
    Related products: Passes test
    Related products any: Max 2%
    Related products, disregard limit: 0.1%
    Related products, Total: Max 3%
    StorageStore inside under dry conditions
    PackagingDrums, Big bags, Paper bags, Bulk
    Shelf life12 months from date of production


    Aerobic Plate CountMax 1000 /g
    (Combined yeasts and moulds count)
    Max 100 /g
    SalmonellaAbsent /10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent/g

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Tue 17 January 2012 (935)

    Product also known as : E420

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