D-xylose CTR is a fine crystalline powder, odourless with a sweet taste and no discernable aftertaste. D-xylose, commonly called “wood sugar”, is a natural pentose obtained from the xylan portion of hemicelluose from plant cell walls and fibre.
D-xylose has GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) status through the Flavour and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA).
D-xylose is one of the eight essential glyconutrients.
|Molecular Weight||150.13 g/mol|
|Color||Max. 30 (ICUMSA Spectrophotometric)|
|Moisture||Max. 0.5% (Karl Fisher)|
|Assay||98.5 – 101.0% on DS (HPLC)|
|Ash||Max. 0.2% (ICUMSA conductivity/USP)|
|pH (50% solution)||3-6 (pH meter)|
|Heavy Metals||Max. 5 mg/kg (European Pharmacopoeia)|
|Arsenic||Max. 0.5 mg/kg (AAS – Hydride Method)|
|Lead||Max. 0.3 mg/kg (ICP)|