Product Name: Trehalose
CAS No.: 6138-23-4
Molecular Formula: C12H22O11.2H2O
Molecular Weight: 378.33
Description: Trehalose occurs as a nonhygroscopic, white, crystalline powder. It is obtained through enzymatic conversion of food grade starch into a stable, nonreducing disaccharide with two glucose molecules linked in a α, α-1, 1 configuration. The powder is freely soluble or readily dispersible in water. Trehalose is typically used in it’s dehydrate form. Trehalose has about 45% the sweetness of sucrose at concentrations above 22%, but when the concentration is reduced, its sweetness decreases more quickly than that of sucrose.
Appearance White crystalline powder
Assay (Dry Basis) ≥98.0%
PH Value (30% solution) 4.5 – 6.5
Loss on Drying (60℃, 5h) ≤1.5%
Residue on Ignition ≤0.05%
Color in Solution (30% solution) ≤0.100
Turbidity (30% solution) ≤0.050
SO2 Residue ≤0.2g/kg
Total Bacteria Count ≤3000cfu/g
Staphylococcus aureus Negative
Allergenics: The product contains none of the ingredients of the list of allergenics of the EC.
Packing and Transportation: Adopting the package of 20kg/bag, 25kg/bag with Kraft bag and PE inner.
The transportation shall be in accordance with the requirement of general chemicals.
Properties: Nonreducing sugar;
Relatively inert glycosidic linkage;
Absence of internal hydrogen bonds;
Existence of a number of polymorphs;
Transition between polymorphs without affecting crystallinity;
High glass transition temperature;
High hydrophilicity and hydration number;
Large hydrated volume;
Kosmotropy or water structure “maker”;
Restricted distribution of water molecules;
Flexibility of glucose rings to expand and contract;
Ability to increase cytoplasmic viscosity: decrease in intracellular ice formation.
Depression of melting temperature of lipids;
Stabilization of partially folded proteins.
Usage: Humectant; nutritive sweetener; stabilizer; thickener; texturizer.
Widely used in beverage (sports drink, juice, tea, milk and others), meat, fish products. noodles, biscuit, candy, jam and other products.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, ventilated environment.