Facilitated transport of carbohydrates via complexation with borate ion fixed on an anion-exchange membrane

Manabu Igawa, Takehiko Sekimoto, Hiroshi Okochi

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The transport of sugar was facilitated via complexation with borate ion fixed on an anion-exchange membrane. The sugar was highly distributed on the membrane and was transported by the carrier-relay mechanism. The flux across the borate ion type membrane increased with increasing concentration but became constant at a lower flux than across a chloride ion type membrane. Sugars were selectively transported and the permeability of the sugar depends on its distribution in the membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 13



  • Anion-exchange membrane
  • Borate ion
  • Carrier-relay mechanism
  • Facilitated transport
  • Sugar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Filtration and Separation

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