Colloidal Chitin (Borohydride reduced)
Molecular Formula: (C8H13NO5)n
High purity borohydride reduced colloidal chitin for use in research, biochemical enzyme assays and in vitro diagnostic analysis.
This substrate is recommended for the assay of endo-chitinase using reducing sugar methods.
Synonyms: beta-(1,4)-2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose; Poly-(1,4)-β-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.
Stability: > 10 years at room temperature.
Equivalent to Sigma product Chitin from shrimp (#C9752).
A chitin deacetylase of Podospora anserina has two functional chitin binding domains and a unique mode of action.