Application Note: QA/QC of Sugars Using the Agilent Cary 630 ATR-FTIR Analyzer
6 November 2013
Various manufacturers especially in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries employ sugars in their products. Due to the similarity in their color, odor, texture and general appearance it is very difficult for processors to authenticate the sugar identity prior to its addition to a formulation. Currently, chromatography techniques are commonly used which are tedious, time-consuming and require the use of solvents to distinguish between sugars. This application note demonstrates that the Agilent Cary 630 ATR-FTIR analyzer can rapidly provide high quality spectra for the analysis of sugars.