The D-Mannitol/L-Arabitol assay will only measure the free, non-covalently linked monosaccharide. Oligosaccharides or polysaccharides can be measured after hydrolysis to free monosaccharides. Generally acid hydrolysis can be achieved by boiling the oligo/polysaccharide in 1.3 M HCl for 1 h. It is recommended that scientific literature is consulted for information on hydrolysis conditions for the particular oligo/polysaccharide that is being measured.
Can the D-Mannitol/L-Arabitol Assay Kit (K-MANOL) be used to measure oligosaccharides or polysaccharides?
Modified on: Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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