Reactive extraction: an efficient method for fructose recovery

In the recently published Green Chemistry Article, the CARBAFIN team of acib GmbH describes the efficient separation of fructose during enzymatic production of Glucosylglycerol.

The sucrose-based reaction comes along with a significant fructose fraction as a side product. For commercial use, fructose needs to be separated from the main product (glucosylglycerol). The idea of the CARBAFIN project is to generate value of this “waste” part in order to strengthen the project derived glycosylation technology. Therefore, a high efficiency and purity after separation efforts would be highly desirable!

The team developed a protocol for reactive extraction that delivered a recovery of 90% glucosylglycerol and 83% fructose at a purity degree of 90%!