meso-Erythritol is a compound used in cell culture to differentiate bacteria based on carbohydrate fermentation ability. Erythritol may be a ligand for the T1R3 receptor and is a precursor to L-erythrulose. It is useful in supporting the carbon source growth requirement of Gluconobacter bacteria. It has also been used as a reference material in purification and analysis procedures developed to assay fermentation broths.
MW: 122.12 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at -20°C.