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Determination of boron content using a simple and rapid miniaturized curcumin assay

By Thotegowdanapalya C. Mohan and Alexandra M. Jones

Abstract

To determine boron quantity in soil, water and biological samples, several protocols are available. Colorimetric assays are the simplest and cheapest methods which can be used to determine boron concentration. However, published protocols do not give straightforward guidance for beginners to adopt these protocols for routine use in the laboratory. Based on a previously published available procedure, we present a detailed and modified version of a curcumin based colorimetric protocol to determine boron concentration extracted from any sample. Our modified protocol is able to determine up to 0.2 nmole of Boron in a sample volume of 300 µl

Topics: S1
Publisher: 'Bio-Protocol, LLC'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2703
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:98493

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