glucose oligomers from Dextran

David Ashford da5 at york.ac.uk
Wed May 20 03:33:17 EST 1998

Dear Ian,

Here's the method I use.

Preparation of glucose oligomer mixture by partial acid hydrolysate of
dextran with HCl.

To 300mg of freeze-dried dextran (Mr 250,000 from Sigma or equivalent
previously dialysed exhaustively against water) add 3ml 0.1M HCl. Hydrolyse
for 6 hours at 100°C. Cool and pass the hydrolysate through Dowex AG50 and
AG3 resins and filter. Dilute to 50mg/ml. Do a test run on your separation
of choice. The length of the hydrolysis time can be lengthened or shortened
to give the desired level of hydrolysis. 

Alternatively, Oxford GlycoSciences sell a "Glucose Homopolymer Standard"
Cat. No. I-4503, 15 mg for 66 pounds.

David Ashford
Ian McFarlane wrote:
> How does one make a solution of glucose oligomers from Dextran?

    Dr David A. Ashford                                                  
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