Review Article

Gastrointestinal Disturbances Associated with the Consumption of Sugar Alcohols with Special Consideration of Xylitol: Scientific Review and Instructions for Dentists and Other Health-Care Professionals

Table 1

Relationship between the molarities and grams per 100 mL values in aqueous solutions of some dietary sugar alcohols and sucrose.

Sweetener (number of OH groups in the molecule)Molecular weight (g/mole)Molarity of a 5% solutionMolarity of a 10% solutionMolarity of a 35% solution

Erythritol ()122.10.4090.9192.866
Xylitol ()152.10.3280.6572.301
Sorbitol ()182.20.2740.5491.921
Mannitol ()182.20.2740.5491.921
Sucrose ()343.30.1460.2921.022