Dulcitol (Galactitol), a sugar alcohol derived through reduction of galactose, is important in studies related to cataract formation, hepatosplenomegaly and mental retardation. It is used as a substrate to identify, differentiate and characterize galactitol dehydrogenase(s). Galactitol may be used as a reference compound in analytical procedures developed to analyze sugar alcohols in plants and food.
A sugar alcohol and slightly sweet tastant for human taste cells.
Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. D0256.pdf
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