When finally hydrolyzed, they yield arabinose and xylose, respectively.
The product of hydrolysis appears, therefore, to be xylose or a closely related derivative.
They have found it possible to work up the corn cobs into glucose and xylose by heating with acid.
All attempts to obtain a crystallisation of xylose from the solution neutralised (BaCO3), filtered, and evaporated, failed.
But glucose can be more cheaply obtained from other starchy or woody materials and they cannot find a market for the xylose.
No trace of this substance is obtained from the xylose product.
xylose xy·lose (zī'lōs')
A white crystalline sugar used in dyeing and tanning and in diabetic diets. Also called wood sugar.