# Does sorbitol dissolve in ethanol?

I know Sorbitol, $\ce{C_6H_14O_6}$ $$\ce {C(OH)H_2 (C(OH)H)_4C(OH)H_2}$$is soluble in water however I did not have much luck finding out whether or not it is soluble in ethanol. My guess is that it isn't however I am not so sure.

Is Sorbitol soluble in ethanol?

• Did you see this? Mar 19 '15 at 20:33
• The case is very similar as in chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/19598/… Mar 19 '15 at 21:03
• Hallo Klaus, das ist ja toll! Bei den Grünen ist die Messung von ein paar Löslichkeiten also Wissenschaft? Mar 19 '15 at 21:14
• @Georg I see that with less sarcasm ;) True, the measurements won't qualify for a publication in J. Phys. Chem., but sometimes it's exactly the fundamental data one is looking for. No fancy interpretation, just the boring data, a well-described, reproducible setup and a careful experimenter. This is even more true if a survey covers a whole series of compounds under identical conditions (which admittedly isn't the case here). Mar 20 '15 at 5:44

Sorbitol's solubility in ethanol seems to be very temperature dependent according to the Merck Index$^{[1]}$