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Hydrogen Bond Length as a Key To Understanding Sweetness

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 4,295)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
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38 tweeters
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Title
Hydrogen Bond Length as a Key To Understanding Sweetness
Published in
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, June 2018
DOI 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01280
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Authors

F. Bruni, C. Di Mino, S. Imberti, S. E. McLain, N. H. Rhys, M. A. Ricci

Abstract

Neutron diffraction experiments have been performed to investigate and compare the structure of the hydration shell of three monosaccharides, namely fructose, glucose and mannose. It is found that, in spite of their differences with respect to many thermodynamical quantities, bio-protective properties against environmental stresses and taste; the influence of these monosaccharides on the bulk water solvent structure is virtually identical. Conversely, these sugars interact with the neighboring water molecules by forming H-bonds of different length and strength. Interestingly, the sweetness of these monosaccharides, along with that of the disaccharide trehalose, is correlated with the length of these H-bonds. This suggests that the small differences in stereochemistry between the different sugars determine a relevant change in polarity, which has a fundamental impact on the behavior of these molecules <i>in vivo.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 27%
Researcher 6 23%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 6 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 12 46%
Unspecified 3 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Physics and Astronomy 2 8%
Other 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 108. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 December 2018.
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#129,666
of 12,680,086 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
#11
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#6,334
of 273,506 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
#2
of 289 outputs
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