Lactitol Monohydrate BP

Lactitol is white crystalline powder and acts as an artificial sweetener.


Lactitol is used in a variety of low food energy or low fat foods. It is used in sugar-free candies, cookies (biscuits), chocolate, and ice cream. It can also be used as a texturizer and thickener


Mol. Formula: C12H24O11 .H2O
Mol. Weight: 344.31 g/mol
CAS No.:  81025-04-9


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It  occurs as white crystalline powder

Test  A

Test  B

Test  C


Infrared absorption spectrophotometry.

Specific Optical rotation

Thin Layer Chromatography

Solubility Very soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol (96 %), practically insoluble in methylene chloride
Appearance of solution Solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution BY7
Acidity or alkalinity Specified test.
Specific Optical rotation +13.5°  to  +15.5°
Related Substances Not more than 1.0%
Unspecified impurities Not more than  0.1%
Other related Substances Not more than 1.0%
Reducing Sugars Not more than  0.2%
Lead Not more than 0.5 ppm
Nickel Not more than 1 ppm
Water Between 4.5% to 5.5%
Sulphated Ash Not more than 0.1 %
Assay Not less than 96.5% and not more than 102.0% (anhydrous Substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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