Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Synthesis Of Oligosaccharides As Prebiotics From Simple Sugars And Polysaccharides In Concentrated Acids
WARF: P210291US02

Inventors: Xuejun Pan, Meijun Zeng, Ning Li

The Invention
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.
Key Benefits
  • Efficient conversion to oligosaccharide prebiotics
  • Eliminates need for expensive acidic metal complexes
  • Runs under mild conditions (<100 C and low pressure)
Additional Information
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