Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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sorbitol

A hexahydric alcohol (C 6 H 14 O 6 ), corresponding to glucose. It occurs naturally, and is also produced by the reduction of glucose in an aqueous solution. It is used in lieu of GLYCEROL as a plasticizer in certain adhesives, notably animal glues, and as a softening agent for textiles, paper, and leather. Sorbitol is cheaper than glycerin and its plasticizing effect is said to last longer because it is less volatile. See also: INTERNALLY PLASTICIZED . (198 , 235 )




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