Overview

  • Product name
    L-Arabitol
  • Description
    Sugar alcohol formed by enzymatic reduction of L-arabinose.
  • Alternative names
    • (+--)-arabitol
    • arabino-pentitol
    • arabitol
    • arabitol, (L)-isomer
    • L-(-)-Arabitol
    • L-Arabinitol
    • L-arabinol
    • L-Lyxitol
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  • Biological description

    Rare sugar alcohol produced by some fungus from enzymatic reduction of L-arabinose. Used to identify, differentiate and characterize L-arabitol dehydrogenase(s). Induces xylanase expression in the saprophytic fungus Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei). Studied as a food additive that reduces fat deposits in the intestines.

  • Purity
    > 98%

Properties

  • Molecular weight
    152.13
  • Chemical structure
    Chemical Structure
  • Molecular formula
    C5H12O5
  • CAS Number
    7643-75-6
  • Storage instructions
    Store at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

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  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Mach-Aigner AR  et al. L-arabitol is the actual inducer of xylanase expression in Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei). Appl Environ Microbiol 77:5988-94 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 21742908) »

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