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2140-29-6 N
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ChEBI CHEBI:33020 YesY
ChemSpider 144601 YesY
MeSH Kojibiose
PubChem 164939
Molar mass 342.30 g/mol
Density 1.688 g/mL
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Kojibiose is a disaccharide. It is a product of the caramelization of glucose.[1] It is also present in honey (approx. 3%).[2]

Kojibiose has a sweet taste, but low calorie count. In combination with its prebiotic properties, kojibiose could function as a sugar substitute. However, kojibiose is hard to synthesize on an industrial scale. Recently, an enzyme transforming sucrose and glucose into kojibiose has been developed, potentially solving the synthetization problem. [3]


  1. Sugisawa, Hirqshi; Edo, Hiroshi (1966). "The Thermal Degradation of Sugars I. Thermal Polymerization of Glucose". Journal of Food Science. 31 (4): 561. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1966.tb01905.x.
  2. Siddiqua, I.R; Furgala, B (1967). "Isolation and characterization of oligosaccharides from honey". Journal of Apicultural Research. 6 (3): 139–145.
  3. Verhaeghe, Tom; De Winter, Karel (2016). "Converting bulk sugars into prebiotics: semi-rational design of a transglucosylase with controlled selectivity". Chemical Communications. 52 (18): 2687–3689. doi:10.1039/C5CC09940D.
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