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oral rehydration salts
Synonyms: D-glucose, anhydrous; dextrosol; dextrose U. S. P. anhydrous; corn sugar; grape sugar
CAS No. : 50-99-7
Molecular Weight: 180.16
Chemical Formula: C6H12O6
What is dextrose anhydrous?
Dextrose anhydrous is the purest form of dextrose, commonly called glucose. It is manufactured by refining dextrose monohydrate, itself a pure form of dextrose.
(1) Dextrose anhydrous shall be the purified and crystallized D-glucose without water of crystallization.
(2) Dextrose anhydrous
(a) shall contain not less than 99.5 per cent of D-glucose on a water- free basis;
(b) shall have a total solids content of not less than 98 per cent; and
(c) shall not yield more than 0.25 per cent of sulphated ash on a water- free basis.
What are the applications of dextrose anhydrous?
Sick people, like those suffering from diarrhoea, need to replenish the lost nutrients and electrolytes. Dextrose anhydrous provides instant energy. It is the primary ingredient in oral rehydration salts (ORS) . Dextrose anhydrous is used in intravenous(IV) fluids to provide nutrients to patients under intensive care who are unable to receive them by the oral route. Dextrose anhydrous complements the function of saline solution for a total electrolyte-energy balance.