Kinetics of D-Glucose to D-Fructose Isomerization

  • G. A. McKay
  • L. L. Tavlarides


The aldose-ketose interconversion between D-glucose and D-fructose has been studied extensively by several investigators (1,2). For reactor design purposes the simple first order interconversion, or Michaelis-Menten reversible enzyme kinetics can appropriately describe the rate of the reaction. Only recently have attempts been made to uncover the underlying fundamental mechanisms involved (2).


Isomerization Reaction Glucose Isomerase Magnesium Carbonate Weak Substrate Open Ring Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. McKay
    • 1
  • L. L. Tavlarides
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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