Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 427–434 | Cite as

Thermal behaviour of some sugar alcohols

  • H. K. Cammenga
  • L. O. Figura
  • B. Zielasko
Organic Chemistry


The glass transition of isomalt and its components, the enthalpy of solution (crystalline state, glassy state) and the enthalpy of melting are reported. From the measured data (solution enthalpy, enthalpy of fusion and heat capacities) a cycle like the BORN-HABER cycle can be constructed. It is possible to calculate the amounts of amorphous isomalt from measured solution enthalpies; however, the values obtained do not agree with those provided by X-ray powder diffraction studies.


sugar alcohols 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Cammenga
    • 1
  • L. O. Figura
    • 2
  • B. Zielasko
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of BraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.German Institute for Food Technology at QuakenbrueckGermany

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