mannitol(redirected from C6H8(OH)6)
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man·ni·tol(măn′ĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in plants, algae, and fungi. It is used in medicine, especially for its diuretic properties, and in foods as a sweetener and texturizer.
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline water-soluble sweet-tasting alcohol, found in plants and used in diet sweets and as a dietary supplement (E421). Formula: C6H14O6
[from mannose + -ite2 + -ol1]
man•ni•tol(ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl)
a hexahydric sugar alcohol, C6H14O6, present in many plants or synthesized, used in dietetic foods and in medicine.