Animals, Agriculture & Food
Synthesis Of Oligosaccharides As Prebiotics From Simple Sugars And Polysaccharides In Concentrated Acids
Inventors: Xuejun Pan, Meijun Zeng, Ning Li
UW Madison researchers provide herein methods for preparing a product including predominantly prebiotic oligosaccharides by non-enzymatic methods of glycosylation of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and/or polysaccharides. The methods may include mixing one or more types of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and/or polysaccharides with an effective amount of a dehydrating acid at a temperature sufficient to form a product including predominantly prebiotic oligosaccharides.
- Efficient conversion to oligosaccharide prebiotics
- Eliminates need for expensive acidic metal complexes
- Runs under mild conditions (<100 C and low pressure)