Multimodal spectroscopic methods for the analysis of carbohydrates

Nidhi Sharma, Himanshu Pandey, Amit Kumar Sonkar, Manjul Gondwal, Seema Singh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Carbohydrates are the important biomolecules that occupy the central position in the metabolism of biological systems. It is considered one of the essential nutrients and is the primary source of energy to carry out vital functions of life. Because of their complex configuration, structural complexities, and physicochemical properties, various advanced analytical techniques have been developed as they are challenging to analyze with classical analytical methods. Modern techniques for the identification, characterization, and analysis of carbohydrates play critical roles in the research, industry, and quality management of food products. This chapter discusses modern spectroscopic analytical procedures that can be used individually or combined with other techniques to study carbohydrates. We cover the sample preparation, principles, procedures, and applications of analyzing carbohydrates that have broad applications ranging from research to quality assurance and nutrition labeling. Better knowledge of the composition and structure of carbohydrates is essential to understanding their role in biological processes. We focus on various spectroscopic methods used to study and characterize simple to complex carbohydrates and provide a platform for accurately determining the composition, structure, and configuration of these complex molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Spectroscopic Methods to Study Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780323991278
ISBN (Print)9780323993661
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Gas chromatography
  • Glucans
  • High-performance liquid chromatography
  • Infrared
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Polysaccharides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


Dive into the research topics of 'Multimodal spectroscopic methods for the analysis of carbohydrates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this