Seaweed carbohydrate analysis

This analysis is used to determine the carbohydrate content of seaweed-based samples. A solid sample is hydrolyzed, the acid-insoluble residue is filtered out, and monosaccharide components are analyzed using ion chromatography. Ash content is determined from the acid-insoluble residue. The determined components are fucose, glucose, arabinose, xylose, galactose, mannose, rhamnose, mannitol, glucuronic acid, guluronic acid, and galacturonic acid. The results are given as weight % value (oven dry basis).

Suitable sample matrices
Seaweed-based solid samples
Minimum sample amount
Optimum sample amount is 4 g (dry matter), but the analysis can be performed with less than 0.5 g.
Typical turnaround time
4 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Measurlabs validated method
Device types
Method expert
Oona Korhonen
Oona Korhonen
Price (VAT 0)
First sample: 698 €
Additional samples: 600 € per sample

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