Product ID: M0637

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This chromogenic substrate for cellulase activity can be used in biofuels research.

Cellulases include any of several enzymes produced by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the decomposition of cellulose and related polysaccharides. Cellulases specifically hydrolyze the 1,4-beta-D-glycosidic linkages in cellulose, hemicellulose, lichenin, and cereal beta-D-glucans. Cellulases break down the cellulose molecule into simpler sugars including monosaccharides such as beta-glucose, or shorter polysaccharides and oligosaccharides. This substrate has been found to be especially useful for biofuels research where measuring cellulase activity is important for optimum ethanol production.

Technical Data
SKU M0637
CAS Number 135743-28-1
Unit Size 25mg
Detection Method Colorimetric
Molecular Formula C₁₈H₂₄NO₁₃Cl
Molecular Weight 497.83
Storage Conditions 2-8C, Desiccated

References and Citations


  • Kandra L, Gyemant G, Farkas E, Liptak A, (1997) "Action pattern of porcine pancreatic alpha-amylase on three different series of b-maltooligosaccharide glycosides." Carbohydrate Research 298(3):237-242.
  • Nidetzky B, Claeyssens M, (1994) "Specific quantification of Trichoderma reesei cellulases in reconstituted mixtures and its application to cellulase-cellulose binding studies." Biotechnol. Bioeng. 44(8):961-6.
  • Tomme P, Chauvaux S, Beguin P, Millet J, Aubert JP, Claeyssens M, (1991) "Identification of a histidyl residue in the active center of endoglucanase D from Clostridium thermocellum." J. Biol. Chem.266(16):10313-10318.
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