Refractometry and Tables – Official

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ICUMSA Specification and Standard SPS-3 (2000)

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Year of Publication: 2000


The measurement of the refractive index of sugar solutions is used as a rapid method for the approximate* determination of dry substance content.

The method can be used with plant juices, syrups, marmalades and jams.

In high purity sugar solutions, it is used as a measure of sugar content.

*NOTE – For a pure solution of known composition, the refractive index measurement gives the exact dry substance content of the relevant sugar.

For technical solutions which have additions of unknown non-sugars, the refractive index measurement gives the dry substance content in a more

or less good approximation, depending on the purity of the solution.

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