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Xylitol biological production: a review of recent studies


Mohamad, N. L. and Mokhtar, Mohd Noriznan and Mustapa Kamal, Siti Mazlina (2015) Xylitol biological production: a review of recent studies. Food Reviews International, 31 (1). pp. 74-89. ISSN 8755-9129; ESSN: 1525-6103


Xylitol is an alternative sweetener that is recommended for use in food and pharmaceutical products, as it has some health benefits. It is currently produced on a large scale using a chemical reduction that requires high energy and is costly. Biological conversion of xylitol using microorganisms is an alternative process that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. This process has been studied in an effort to provide one that is high yielding and competitive with chemical processes. This article reviews recent studies in the development of biological conversion processes for the production of xylitol, including biomass conversion, fermenting microorganisms, and new technology for full-scale process development.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/87559129.2014.961077
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Bioengineering; Biomass; Xylitol; Xylose; Yeast
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 15:19
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 15:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/46909
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