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History , Safety , and Dental Properties of Xylitol By Professor

  title={History , Safety , and Dental Properties of Xylitol By Professor},
  author={Kauko K M{\"a}kinen},
Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol, a natural carbohydrate which occurs freely in certain plant parts (for example, in fruits, and also in products made of them) and in the metabolism of humans (1). Xylitol has been known to organic chemistry at least from the 1890's. German and French researchers were obviously the first ones who made xylitol chemically more than 100 years ago. This reaction was accomplished by means of sodium amalgam reduction of D-xylose (wood sugar). Owing to the… 

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