Thermo Scientific™ DTNB (Ellman's Reagent) (5,5-dithio-bis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid)
Measure peptide cysteines or other free, reduced sulfhydryls (-SH groups) in solution using this thiol-reactive, colored compound (Amax 412nm).
Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ 22582
Thermo Scientific™ Pierce DTNB (Ellman's Reagent) reacts with sulfhydryl groups to yield a colored product, which provides a reliable method for measure free reduced cysteines and other free sulfhydryls in solution.A solution of this compound produces a measurable yellow-colored product when it reacts with sulfhydryls. Consequently, Ellman's Reagent is very useful as a sulfhydryl assay reagent because of its specificity for –SH groups at neutral pH, high molar extinction coefficient and short reaction time. Sulfhydryl groups may be estimated in a sample by comparison to a standard curve composed of known concentrations of a sulfhydryl-containing compound such as cysteine. Alternatively, sulfhydryl groups may be quantitated by reference to the extinction coefficient of TNB.
Sulfhydryl detection– reacts quantitatively with free (reduced) sulfhydryl groups
Colorimetric–yields colored product to enable spectrophotemetric measurement in tubes or microplates
Proven assay method– well-characterized chemistry enables quantitation of peptide or protein sulfhydryl groups using extinction coefficient calculation or by comparison to a cysteine standard
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