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American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009
Date:5/10/2009

knock-offs are almost physically and chemically indistinguishable from the real thing. Scientists need a better way to identify adulterated honey, the researchers say.

Herbreteau and colleagues describe a new, highly sensitive test that uses a special type of chromatography to separate and identify complex sugars (polysaccharides) on their characteristic chemical fingerprints. To test their method, the scientists obtained three different varieties of pure honey from a single beekeeper and then prepared adulterated samples of the honeys by adding 1 percent corn syrup. They showed that the new technique accurately distinguished the impure honeys from the pure versions based on differences in their sugar content. MTS

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"Polysaccharides as a Marker for Detection of Corn Sugar Syrup Addition in Honey"

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CONTACT: Bernard Herbreteau, Ph.D.
Universit de Lyon
Lyon, France
Phone: 33-4-72-43-11-52
Fax: 33-4-72-44-62-02
Email: herbreteau@univ-lyon1.fr


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New "smart" polymer reduces radioactive waste at nuclear power plants
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Scientists in Germany and India are reporting development of a new polymer that reduces the amount of radioactive waste produced during routine operation of nuclear reactors. Their study, which details a first-of-its-kind discovery, has been published in the ACS' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a bi-weekly journal.

Brje Sellergren and colleagues note that structural materials such as carbon steel in power plants' water cooling systems form deposits of metal oxides when they interact w
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202-872-6293
American Chemical Society
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