Journal of Chemistry / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Development of Sugar Cane Molasses in Formulations of Madeleines, Mini Croissants, and Buns Incorporated with Interesterified Oil

Table 3

Principles of physicochemical parameters assessed for molasses according to [19].

AnalysisPrinciple

BrixRefractometry is based on the angle of refraction (bending) of a beam (ray) of light when it strikes a different medium. the refractometer displays the results in refractometric dry substance or traditionally Brix and results are expressed as °Bx.

PolarizationThe polarimeter measures the optically active substances (e.g., sucrose) in a solution sample. The results are expressed as °Z.

PurityIt is calculated by a software on the basis of Brix and polarization values. Results are expressed as %.

pHThe technique used by the pH meter is called potentiometry, which is based on the potential difference between a pair of electrodes placed into a solution from which the activity of an ion (pH) can be determined.

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