The chromatographic behaviour of a series of fructo- oligosaccharides derived from levan produced by the fermentation of sucrose by Zymomonas mobilis

J. Kennedy, D. Stevenson, C. White, Liisa Viikari

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Levan, a linear polysaccharide has been produced by fermentation of sucrose by Zymomonas mobilis. Complete hydrolysis of levan and HPLC analysis have shown that the molecular weight of the polymer is in the order of 106 daltons. Mild acid hydrolysis of levan produced a series of oligosaccharides of up to DP 14, which were resolved by GPC on Bio-Gel P2.

The elution positions of these oligosaccharides were different from those of oligosaccharides but similar to those of oligosaccharides. These differences have been explained in terms of anomeric configuration for each series of oligosaccharides.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-113
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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