Isomalt Powder


    White or almost white, odourless (slight product specific odour) sweet crystalline (powder to granules), slightly hygroscopic

    Chemical nameIsomalt is a mixture of hydrogenated saccharides. Main components are 6-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-sorbitol (1,6-GPS) and 1-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol (1,1-GPM)


    AssayMin 98% GPS+GPM of which 43-57% is GPS
    (of Solution)
    Max 30 ICUMSA units
    IdentificationThin layer chromatography: Passes test
    D-MannitolMax 0.5 %
    SolubilitySoluble in water, practically insoluble in ethanol
    ConductivityMax 20 μS cm-1
    (free and crystal water)
    Max 5.0 %
    Max 0.05 %
    Heavy metals
    (as lead)
    Max 10 mg/kg
    (based on total solids)
    Max 0.2 mg/kg
    (based on total solids)
    Max 0.3 mg/kg
    Reducing Sugars
    (based on total solids)
    Max 0.2 % (as glucose)
    (based on total solids)
    Max 1 mg/kg
    D-SorbitolMax 0.5 %

    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 Mon 18 July 2011 (650)

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