The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 20
(2015) pp 9-12
Identification of Disaccharides Using HPLC: An Undergraduate Experiment
Wendell Black, Jon Villareal, Tammy Melton, and Paul Kline*
Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 30 January 2015
Abstract. Disaccharides, one of the most important groups of biomolecules, are often given little attention in undergraduate biochemistry laboratories. Due to their closely related structures it is often difficult to distinguish experimentally between monosaccharides. An undergraduate experiment for the biochemistry laboratory is detailed in which students identify a disaccharide among a group of four, based on the results of Benedict’s test, reactivity with an enzyme, and identification of the monosaccharides present using an HPLC equipped with a charged aerosol detector.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; biochemistry
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The following information is available as supporting material: (i) Student handout; (ii) Instructors briefing notes and experimental preparation. (211 KB).