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hydroxymethylfurfural

Definitions

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  • n. A heterocyclic compound, 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde, that is formed during the thermal decomposition of some sugars, and has potential use as a biofuel

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Examples

  • Some agave syrups contain a contaminant called hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF, also called 5-hydroxymethyl furfural), an organic heat-formed compound that arises in the processing of fructose -- in both agave syrup and HFCS.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: This Sweetener Is Far Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • The substance, hydroxymethylfurfural HMF, forms mainly from heating fructose.

    Heat Forms Potentially Harmful Substance in High-fructose Corn Syrup

  • What these USDA researchers discovered is that when HFCS is heated, it forms hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a chemical that can kill honey bees.

    Signs of the Times

  • Perhaps hydroxymethylfurfural will one day be known as "the chemical that killed the honey bees."

    Signs of the Times

  • Formation of hydroxymethylfurfural in domestic high fructose corn syrup and its toxicity to the honey bee (Apis mellifera) - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2000/2009 - Decision News Media SAS - All Rights Reserved - For permission to reproduce any contents of this web site, please email our Syndication department:

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  • However the researcher from the USDA report in a new study that the heating of HFCS raises levels of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a toxin that causes gut ulceration and dysentery-like symptoms in bees.

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  • Another is working on liquid-phase process to convert sugars into hydroxymethylfurfural, which can be refined into biosourced diesel, jet fuel, or plastics.

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  • Heating foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup produces toxic byproduct-hydroxymethylfurfural

    Smart Economy

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