D-Mannitol/L-Arabitol Assay Kit

The D-Mannitol/L-Arabitol test kit is suitable for the rapid and specific measurement and analysis of D-mannitol and L-arabitol in food, beverages and other materials.

Suitable for manual, auto-analyser and microplate formats.

Data calculators are located in the Documentation tab.

Product Code
60 assays (manual) / 600 assays (microplate)
/ 580 assays (auto-analyser)

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UV-method for the determination of D-Mannitol and L-Arabitol
in foodstuffs and other materials

                    (mannitol dehydrogenase)
(1) D-Mannitol + NAD+ → D-fructose + NADH + H+

                  (mannitol dehydrogenase)
(2) L-Arabitol + NAD+ → L-xylulose + NADH + H+

Kit size:                             * 60 assays (manual) / 600 (microplate)
                                           / 580 (auto-analyser)

The number of manual tests per kit can be doubled if all volumes are halved. 
This can be readily accommodated using the MegaQuantTM Wave
Spectrophotometer (D-MQWAVE).

Method:                            Spectrophotometric at 340 nm
Reaction time:                  ~ 4 min
Detection limit:                 0.50 mg/L
Application examples:
Wine, chewing gum, dietetic foods, candies, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals
and other materials (e.g. biological cultures, samples, etc.)
Method recognition:    Novel method


  • Novel product (only enzymatic kit available)
  • Very cost effective
  • All reagents stable for > 2 years after preparation
  • Simple format
  • Rapid reaction
  • Mega-Calc™ software tool is available from our website for hassle-free raw data processing
  • Standard included
  • Extended cofactors stability
  • Suitable for manual, microplate and auto-analyser formats

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