Turanose is a non-cariogenic, low-calorie disaccharide, one of the naturally occurring sucrose isomers in honey. The D-isomer is the naturally occurring configuration with the systematic name α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)-α-D-fructofuranose. The sweetness of turanose is half that of sucrose, and the hydrolysis rate is slower than that of sucrose. Therefore, turanose has the potential to be a low-glycemic sweetener, a substitute for sucrose, and have a beneficial effect on the treatment of chronic metabolic diseases. Turanose can participate in intracellular signal transduction, and can also be used as a carbon source to supply some microorganisms and plants, especially some fungi such as Aspergillus and Trichoderma. In addition, turanose also has a certain application value, which can be used as a food additive and a substrate in the fermentation industry for the production of biochemical products for example antibiotics, enzymes, and organic acids.
Fig.1 The structure of turanose. (Pubchem)
CD BioGlyco provides the following commonly used techniques to analyze turanose:
HPLC is a commonly used method for separation and quantitative analysis, which is used to determine the content of turanose and compare it with a standard of known concentration. Commonly used detectors are differential refractive index detectors and evaporative light scattering detectors.
TLC is a simple and effective separation technique suitable for testing the purity of turanose as well as possible impurities.
GC is used to analyze the content of turanose, especially when combined with a suitable derivatizing agent, which improves detection sensitivity.
NMR technology provides information about its structure, chemical environment, and molecular configuration by analyzing the NMR signal of a sample of turanose.
Mass spectrometry determines the molecular mass of turanose and provides information about its structure and composition.
By measuring the absorption and scattering of a turanose sample in the infrared spectral range, information about its molecular vibrations and chemical bonds is obtained.
IC is also used to determine turanose. Its principle is to use the gold electrode as the working electrode, and the compound to be tested undergoes a redox reaction on its surface, causing a change in current to measure the content of the compound. For example, the content of turanose in honey is determined by IC, Metrosep Carb 2 is used as the separation column, water is used as the sample extraction agent, and sodium hydroxide and anhydrous sodium acetate solution are used as the eluent for isocratic elution, which detects the content of turanose, the method has good applicability and operability.
Fig.2 Technical means for turanose analysis. (CD BioGlyco)
Turanose analysis service provides information containing chemical structure, synthesis method, and properties, which provides reference and data support for carbohydrate chemistry study.
Turanose serves as a substrate to provide carbon sources for certain microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, enzymes, and other biochemical products.
Turanose is used as a signaling molecule to participate in the regulation of plant growth and flowering.
Turanose is used in pharmaceutical studies as a component of drug delivery systems or as an improver for pharmaceutical formulations.
CD BioGlyco provides diverse turanose analysis services. Moreover, other sugar analysis services are also provided, including Monosaccharide Analysis Services, Disaccharide Analysis Services, Oligosaccharide Analysis Services, and Polysaccharide Analysis Services. Please feel free to contact us as soon as possible if you want to know more about our analysis services.