Amylose/Amylopectin Assay Kit

The Amylose/Amylopectin test kit is suitable for the measurement and analysis of amylose/amylopectin ratio and content in cereal starches and flours. Based on a Con A precipitation procedure.

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100 assays per kit

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Colourimetric method for the determination of Amylose and
Amylopectin in cereals, food and feed

                                                                      (Con A)
(1) Soluble starch (amylose + amylopectin) →
                                                        amylose + amylopectin-Con A
                                                        (soluble)         (precipitate)

                          (α-amylase + amyloglucosidase)
(2) Amylose (in solution) + H2O → D-glucose

                                 (glucose oxidase)
(3) D-Glucose + H2O + O2 → D-gluconate + H2O2

(4) H2O2 + p-hydroxybenzoic acid + 4-aminoantipyrine →
                                                                       quinoneimine + H2O

                                 (α-amylase + amyloglucosidase)
(5) Total starch (in solution) + H2O → D-glucose

Kit size:                             100 assays
Method:                             Spectrophotometric at 510 nm
Total assay time:               ~ 120 min
Detection limit:                  Amylose 5-95% of total starch content
Application examples:
Cereal starches, flours, pure starches and foods
Method recognition:         Novel method


  • Very cost effective (cost per test)
  • All reagents stable for > 12 months after preparation
  • Only enzymatic kit available
  • Accurate and reliable amylose / amylopectin ratio determination
  • Simple format
  • Standard included

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Theory of the Analytical Procedure
Chapter 3: Kit Content & Reagent Preparation
Chapter 4: Weighing of Samples
Chapter 5: Starch Pretreatment
Chapter 6: Precipitation of Amylopectin with Con A & the Determination of Amylose
Chapter 7: Determination of Total Starch
Chapter 8: Determination of D-Glucose in Amylose and Total Starch Fractions
Chapter 9: Calculation of Amylose Content

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