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 LevoglucosanThe Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:
| Levoglucosan, Cellobiosan, Mannosan, Galactosan, Glucose, Xylose, Mannose, Arabinose, Galactose, Rhamnose, Fucose, Sucrose, Cellobiose, Total Sugars |
| Glucose, Xylose, Mannose, Arabinose, Galactose, Rhamnose, Total Sugars, Sucrose, Fructose, Cellobiose, Levoglucosan, Cellobiosan, Mannosan, Galactosan, Total Oligomeric Sugars |
Equipment Used for Levoglucosan Analysis
|Ion Chromatography A Dionex ICS-3000 system that is equipmed with electrochemical, conductivity, and ultraviolet-visible detectors.|
Additional MaterialWe 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.