Amino Sugar and Acidic Sugar Refining
As amino sugars such as glucosamine and acidic sugars such as uronic acids have an ionic functional group, they can adsorb to ion exchange resins.
This enables the separation from neutral sugars and other non-adsorbent impurities.
Example of Glucosamine Refining
Ion Exchange Resins for Adsorption/Elution
Cation exchange resins
Amberlite FPA10, Amberlite FPC20, Amberlite FPC3500
Anion exchange resins
Amberlite FPA958, Amberlite IRA402BL, Amberlite FPA60
Amberlite XE583, Amberlite FPA95