Sorbose

  • L-Sorbose
  • Esorben
  • L-xylo-2-Hexulose
  • L-1,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexan-2-one
Formula
C6H12O6
Structure
Description
White, sweetish crystalline sugar.
Uses
Used in the manufacturer of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
87-79-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-771-8
RTECS
WG3195025
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,8874
Beilstein/Gmelin
1724554
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-04412
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O6
Formula mass
180.15
Melting point, °C
158 - 160
Boiling point, °C
380
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
11.86 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
-3.29

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
   Inhalation
Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Eyes
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.