The simultaneous isomerization and hydrogenation of glucose in alkali solutions

H.C.M. Pijnenburg, B.F.M. Kuster, H.S. van der Baan

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Abstract

The kinetics of the simultaneous isomerization and hydrogenation of glucose are studied, and the experimental results are described with a simplified reaction model. By simulating the course of the reactions with a computer the rate constants were determined, and the energies of activation were calculated. From an Arrhenius plot the apparent isomerization activation energies were deduced. Under the experimental conditions a yield of 27% mannitol was obtained starting from glucose. Higher yields can be obtained at low temperatures and low catalyst concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalStarch ‐ Stärke
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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