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Levoglucosan (also known as 1,6-Anhydro-beta-glucopyranose) is an anhydrosugar, specifically the 1,6-anhydrosugar form of glucose. It is formed during the pyrolysis of glucose-containing carbohydrates such as cellulose. Some pyrolysis technologies specifically target the production of levoglucosan in high yields.

In recent years there has been significant research on developing uses and conversion pathways for levoglucosan. For example, sorbitol has been synthesised from this anhydrosugar whilst microorganisms capable of directly fermenting levoglucosan (without requiring hydrolysis to glucose) have been tested.

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Analysis Packages for Levoglucosan

The Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:

P61   Sugars in Bio-Oil Water Extract
Levoglucosan, Cellobiosan, Mannosan, Galactosan, Glucose, Xylose, Mannose, Arabinose, Galactose, Rhamnose, Fucose, Sucrose, Cellobiose, Total Sugars

Further Details

P62   Sugars and Oligosaccharides in Bio-oil Water Extract
Glucose, Xylose, Mannose, Arabinose, Galactose, Rhamnose, Total Sugars, Sucrose, Fructose, Cellobiose, Levoglucosan, Cellobiosan, Mannosan, Galactosan, Total Oligomeric Sugars

Further Details

P63   Semi-Volatile Oxygenated Components in Bio-Oil
Furfural, Levoglucosan, Hydroxymethylfurfural, Acetic Acid, Acetol, 3-Hydroxy-2-butanone, Propanoic Acid, Butanoic Acid, , 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, Methoxymethylfurfural, 3-Methyl-1,2- cyclopentanedione, 2(5H)-Furanone, 3-Methyl-2(5H)-furanone, Phenol, Guaiacol, o-Cresol, Maltol, p-cresol, m-Cresol, Creosol, 2,4-Xylenol, Eugenol, Catechol, Syringol, Vanillin, Hydroquinone, 4-Ethylcatechol, Apocynin, Syringylaldehyde

Further Details

Equipment Used for Levoglucosan Analysis

Additional Material

We can determine the Levoglucosan content of various liquids, including liquids from pre-treatment and hydrolysis processes, click here to learn more about our various methods for analysing process liquids.

We can determine the Levoglucosan content of pyrolysis bio-oils, click here to learn more about our various methods for analysing bio-oil.