Refractive Index, Viscosity, and Solubility at 30 °C, and Density at 25 °C for the System Fructose + Glucose + Ethanol + Water

Suranaree University of Technology, Khorat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (Impact Factor: 2.04). 08/2000; 45(5). DOI: 10.1021/je000080m


Commercial crystalline fructose is currently prepared by chromatographic separation of aqueous solutions of fructose and glucose followed by crystallization in either aqueous or aqueous−ethanol solutions. It may be possible to use one or more crystallization steps instead of the chromatographic process, thus producing crystalline product more directly. In this study the solubility, refractive index, and viscosity of solutions of fructose + glucose + ethanol + water were measured at 30 °C, and the densities of solutions with solvent concentrations of 40, 60, and 80 mass % ethanol were measured at 25 °C. These properties will be useful for crystallization studies for this system.

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