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Gas-Chromatographic Determination of Levoglucosan in Corn Syrups and its Significance in Assessing Their Method of Manufacture.

M. S. A. Kheiri and G. G. Birch. Copyright 1969 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

A method for the direct determination of levoglucosan in corn syrups by gas chromatography of their trimethylsilylated derivatives is described. It is postulated that the levoglucosan content of corn syrups is proportional to the degree of acid conversion that the syrups have undergone, and this is substantiated by measuring the levoglusan contents of a range of commercial syrups. It is therefore suggested that the levoglucosan content of corn syrups may serve as a useful index to their method of manufacture.

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