International Sugar Journal

Characterisation of non-sugar compounds in molasses by LC-OCD-OND [Full subscriber]

Abstract Molasses is widely used in many fermentation processes producing significant quantities of highly coloured effluents. While, the majority of previous research has focussed on the nutrient content and chemical composition of molasses, characterisation of the non-sugar compounds of molasses has not received significant attention in previous studies.  In the present work, the dissolved organic material in six fermented molasses samples was characterised using Liquid Chromatography Organic Carbon Detection-Organic Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD-OND). With this method dissolved organic matter for all molasses samples were fractionated and categorised into six groups; biopolymers, humic substances, building blocks, low molecular weight neutral, low molecular…

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