Phase Transitions at Dehydration of Glucose

  • L. A. Bulavin Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • O. M. Alekseev Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Yu. F. Zabashta Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • K. M. Kovalov Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • M. M. Lazarenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • S. Yu. Tkachov Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Keywords: phase transition, dehydration, dielectric permittivity, glucose


The dielectric constant of the glucose–water system has been studied in the temperature interval from –180 to 120 ∘C and the frequency interval from 5 to 50 kHz. On the basis of the data obtained, the physical mechanism of dehydration of glucose has been proposed. The dehydration of glucose is shown to be a sequence of phase transitions: monohydrate–anhydride, fixed water–free water, the appearance of a water film on the surface of the glucose–water system, and the subsequent water evaporation.


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How to Cite
Bulavin, L., Alekseev, O., Zabashta, Y., Kovalov, K., Lazarenko, M., & Tkachov, S. (2018). Phase Transitions at Dehydration of Glucose. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 62(6), 502.
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