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F8052

Sigma-Aldrich

Fructooligosaccharides from chicory

Synonym(s):
FOS
MDL number:

biological source

plant (Chicorium intybus)

Quality Level

assay

≥90% (as FOS and inulin)

form

powder

storage temp.

2-8°C

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General description

Fructooligosaccharides are composed of glucose-(fructose)n with β−2→1 linkage between the fructose monomer units. The length of the fructose chain varies from 2 to 60 with an average degree of polymerization of >10. Fructooligosacchrides are resistant to hydrolysis by the intestinal enzymes, and have been shown to be indigestible by enzymes in the human small intestine but are fermented extensively by microflora in the lower digestive tract.

Application

Fructooligosaccharides from chicory may be used in prebiotic nutrition research to study the beneficial effects of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) on physiological processes and health. Fructooligosaccharide may be used in combinations with probiotic bacteria to assess their benefits as intestinal supplements. Fructooligosaccharide may be used in mannose-binding lectin (MBL) research.

Packaging

50 g in poly bottle

Linkage

Inulin has a greater chain length than fructooligosaccharides.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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