Molecular formula: C5H12O5
Melting point: 92 C -96 C Boiling point: 216 C
Sweetness: equivalent to sucrose
Character: white crystal or crystalline powder.
Acidity and alkalinity: 10% aqueous solution , pH 5.0 ~ 7
Solubility: extremely soluble in water (160g/100ml), slightly soluble in ethanol,
Heat: 2.4kcal/g, absorbing heat when dissolved in wate, so in the form of solid food will produce a pleasant cool feeling in mouth.