Chemical structure of pinitol
CAS number 10284-63-6 YesY=
PubChem 164619
ChemSpider 10369209 N
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Molecular formula C7H14O6
Molar mass 194.18 g/mol
Exact mass 194.079038 u
Melting point

179-185 °C

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Pinitol is a cyclitol, a cyclic polyol. It is a known anti-diabetic agent isolated from Sutherlandia frutescens leaves[1][2]. Gall plant tannins can be differentiated by their content of pinitol[3].

Certain variants of the bacteria Pseudomonas putida have been used in organic synthesis, the first example being the oxidation of benzene, employed by Prof. S. V. Ley in the synthesis of (+/-)pinitol.[4]


Ciceritol is a pinitol digalactoside that can be isolated form seeds of chickpea, lentil and white lupin[5].

A cyclitol derivative can be found in the marine sponge Petrosia sp[6].


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