Xylitol granulated with Maize Dextrin
Product Profile

Xylitol granulated with Maize Dextrin

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Product Name

XYLISORB® XTAB 240  Xylitol granulated with Maize Dextrin



Quantitative Composition

Approximately 95% of Xylitol / 5% of Maize Dextrin NUTRIOSE®

CAS Number

Xylitol 87-99-0; Maize Dextrin 9004-53-9

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

Xylitol: 152.15 g/mol

Physical Form or Appearence

Off-white powder


XYLISORB® XTAB 240 / Xylitol granulated with maize dextrin is a direct compression excipient and bulk sweetener. It is used in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications including swallowable tablets, effervescent tablets and medicated confectionary.

Water Content (LOD)

Nominal water content: 0.3%

Maximum water content: 1%


Dextrin is from maize


Average Mean Particle Diameter

240 µm

Particle Size Distribution by Laser Diffraction

dv10 = 123 µm

dv50 = 250 µm

dv90 = 458 µm


Very soluble in water (solubility of xylitol in water is 1 part of xylitol for 1.6 part of water at 20°C)

Melting Temperature

92-94°C for xylitol

Water sorption isotherm at 20°C


Sweet (xylitol sweetening power is equivalent to sucrose) with cooling effect due to the high dissolution enthalpy of xylitol in water (153 J/g)

Compression Behaviour

Experimental Conditions for Compression Behavior

Tablet Press  STYLCAM 200R 
Production Speed  10, 25 and 40 tablets/min (Respective linear punch velocity: 38, 96 and 152 mm/s; Respective simulated rotary press speed: 60000, 150000 and 250000 tablets/hour) 
Tooling  16 mm Flat 
Lubrication  2.5% Magnesium stearate 
Tablet Mass  1200 mg 

Powder Characteristics

Powder Flowability: 6 s (according to Ph.Eur. 2.9.16, 10mm outflow opening)
Bulk Density: 0.6 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.79 g/cm3
True Density: 1.52 g/cm3
Specific Surface Area: below 0.2m2/g
Angle of Repose: 43°