Sweetness sensor with lipid/polymer membranes: Response to various sugars

Kentaro Toyota, Hong Cui, Kentaro Abe, Masaaki Habara, Kiyoshi Toko, Hidekazu Ikezaki

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A sweetness sensor with lipid/polymer membranes has been developed for evaluating the sweetness of sugars and sugar alcohols. In this paper, experiments were performed to compare the electric responses of the sweetness sensor with the chemical structure of various sugars. The results demonstrated that the presence of two adjacent hydroxyl groups in a sugar molecule is important and that the optimum distance between the two adjacent hydroxyl groups is approximately 3 A. The interaction between the sweetness sensor and sugars is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Materials
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • General Materials Science


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