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Title: Structure and taste of 3,6:3′,6′-dianhydro-α,α-trehalose monohydrate
Authors: Lee, C.K. 
Koh, L.L. 
Xu, Y. 
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Lee, C.K.,Koh, L.L.,Xu, Y. (1995). Structure and taste of 3,6:3′,6′-dianhydro-α,α-trehalose monohydrate. Food Chemistry 52 (2) : 153-156. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The X-ray diffraction structure of 3,6: 3′,6′-dianhydro-α,α-trehalose (3,6-anhydro-α-d-glucopyranosyl 3,6-anhydro-α-d-glucopyranoside) monohydrate is described. The molecule has exact two-fold symmetry through the anomeric oxygen atom. The pyranosyl ring has a slightly distorted 1C4 chair conformation and the cis-fused five-membered anhydro ring has a near perfect 4E envelope conformation. X-ray crystal data show an absence of a sweet AH,B glucophore, which would explain the absence of sweetness. Evidence indicating the importance of hydrophobic character to bitterness is presented. © 1994.
Source Title: Food Chemistry
ISSN: 03088146
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