Sorbitol - Glass Transition

Sorbitol is used as a substitute for sugar in many sweets, diet products, and medications.

A proportion of 10% water in anhydrous Sorbitol causes the Glass Transition TemperatureThe glass transition is one of the most important properties of amorphous and semi-crystalline materials, e.g., inorganic glasses, amorphous metals, polymers, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients, etc., and describes the temperature region where the mechanical properties of the materials change from hard and brittle to more soft, deformable or transition to defer from -1.7°C to -25.6°C (mid temperature). Both samples remain completely amorphous after the rapid cool-down following the melt (which took place before the heating mentioned above).