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A synthetic disaccharide composed of Glucose and Galactose radicals. Lactitol use used as a substitute for sugar in low calorie foods.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Milchen [TOWA Chemical, Japan]; Lacty [PURAC Biochem, Holland]; Lactit (Deut.);

Physical and Chemical Properties

Composition C12H24O11
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 344.32

Resources and Citations

  • S.Imazu, A,Morgos, "Lactitol Conservation in an Open-Air Environment of Large Wood Elements of a 5th Century AD Dugout Pipeline" in ICOM Preprints, Lyon 1999. p. 614-618.
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5352

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