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antioxidant assay

R Molony molab at ww.co.nz
Mon Jun 30 05:36:13 EST 1997


rlauener at unixg.ubc.ca (Ron Lauener) wrote:

>Does anybody know of a simple and rapid in-vitro assay for 
>anti-oxidant/free-radical scavenging activity?  We need to measure free 
>radical scavenging activity in extracts from plants and microbes.  
>Thank-you in advance

>--
>Ron Lauener
>Vancouver, B.C.
>Canada

>e-mail: rlauener at unixg.ubc.ca
The best way of assaying for an unknown and antioxidant is 
by oxidative voltammetry.
This is essentially polarography using a Pt or C active electrode
with the active electrode being positive.
Bob




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