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C12H22O11=34l.2. Synonyms. - Cane Sugar. Sucrose. The refined Sugar obtained from Saccharum officinarum Linne, and from various species or varieties of Sorghum (nat. ord. Gramineae); also from one or more varieties of Beta vulgaris Linne (nat. ord. Chenopodiaceae).
Southern Asia; cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries.
White, dry, hard, distinctly crystalline granules, odorless, and having a purely sweet taste. Permanent in the air.
Sugar, 850; Distilled Water, by solution with heat, and straining to 1000.
Syrup thus prepared has the Sp. gr., I.317. It is used for compound syrups.
Sugar is used as a sweetening agent. Syrup is used as a vehicle. Syrupus Glucosi (B. P., not official.) Syrup, 2; liquid glucose of commerce, 1; is used in pharmacy, especially in the making of pills, as it forms a neutral basis.