Person

Marie Grundmann

B. Sc.
Marie Grundmann
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie

Address

Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38C 330

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 26595
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177
 

Marie Grundmann

Research

Over the past decades, diabetes and obesity have become a growing health concern worldwide reaching alarming levels. In this context, a healthy, low-sugar diet is among the most important factors for preventing diabetes. To accomplish a healthier diet containing less sugar, the use of sugar substituents with lower calories has gained increasing interest. D-allulose, an epimer of D-fructose, is of special interest because it represents a zero-calorie functional sweetener which owns 70% of the sweetness of sucrose. Recently, the epimerization of fructose to allulose has become an attractive method to generate allulose.

Research interests:

  • Synthesis of a heterogeneous catalyst for the selective conversion of fructose to allulose
  • Optimisation of reaction conditions for sugar isomerisation