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IUPAC name 6-0-α-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-fructose
Other names Palatinose
3D model (JSmol)
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Molar mass 342.296 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Isomaltulose (chemical name: 6-0-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-fructose), also known by the trade name Palatinose, is a disaccharide that is commericially produced enzymatically from sucrose. It is a natural constituent of honey and sugar cane and has a very natural sweet taste. It has been used as a sugar in Japan since 1985. It is particularly suitable as a non-cariogenic sucrose replacement and is favorable in products for diabetics and prediabetic dispositions.[1]

Like sucrose, it is fully digested and therefore provides the same caloric value of 4 kcal/g. Unlike sucrose, isomaltulose is toothfriendly and digested much slower leading not only to a low glycemic response but as well to a prolonged glucose supply.[citation needed] Thus, isomaltulose is a slowly released carbohydrate that therefore provides a longer energy in food and drinks for consumers. An optimal energy supply is a topic of increasing importance in research and product development as this may play a role in health as well as physical and mental performance.


  1. Lina B, Jonker D, Kozianowski G (2002). "Isomaltulose (Palatinose): a review of biological and toxicological studies". Food Chem. Toxicol. 40 (10): 1375–81. PMID 12387299.

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