Xylitol is a sugar alcohol typically used as a sweetener. In humans it is typically seen to cause remineralization of teeth along with the reduction in cavities. It also is absorbed less than typical sucrose and carries a lower calorie content. Xylitol inhibits the growth of Streptococcus pneumonia and attachment of Haemophilus influenza on nasopharyngeal cells.
MW: 152.15 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature in well-sealed container.
PubChem Chemical ID: 6912