News International Sugar Journal

New catalysts produce sugar alcohols cheaply [Registered]

Polyalcohols are widely used in the food industry, especially in candy and gum because they bring the sweet without the risk of cavities. Researchers at ICIQ (Tarragona, Spain) and ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) designed a process using metallic catalysts to produce sweeteners like mannitol or ribitol from widely available glucose or arabinose.…

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