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Comment On the Melting and Decomposition of Sugars.
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PMID:  23016831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Melting of sugars has been studied by numerous authors, including Roos (1) and many others, as summarized in Lee et al. (2). Lee et al. (2-5) published a series of papers on melting of sugars, studied almost exclusively using variations of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). These publications have opened up a serious discussion on the melting of sucrose and other sugars. A misinterpretation of the data published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry was used in public media and the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists and Food Technology magazine (6) to proclaim that "sugar doesn't melt, as previously believed, but rather decomposes". We present here arguments that clearly refute the conclusions of Lee et al. (2-5) and express our concerns on published statements lacking scientific validation prone to devalue the food science discipline and mislead readers by fostering a misbelief that sugars do not melt.
Yrjö H Roos; Felix Franks; Marcus Karel; Theodore P Labuza; Harry Levine; Mohamed Mathlouthi; David Reid; Evgenyi Shalaev; Louise Slade
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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