α-Amylase from Bacillus sp.

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powder, yellow-brown, ~50 U/mg

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~50 U/mg

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has been enhanced for energy efficiency and waste prevention when used in starch hydrolysis research. For more information see the article in biofiles.


10, 50 g in glass bottle

Unit Definition

One unit corresponds to the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 μmole maltose per minute at pH 6.9 at 25 °C (starch acc. to Zulkowsky, Cat. No. 85642, as substrate).

Other Notes

Applications in (selective) hydrolysis/condensations of glycosidic bonds.


Health hazard

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Y. Takasaki
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 49, 1091-1091 (1985)
C.S. Su et al.
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 48, 313-313 (1990)
Simone Holligan et al.
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part D, Genomics & proteomics, 8(1), 65-71 (2013-01-01)
We used a proteomics-based approach to investigate potential regulatory proteins in the pancreas of domestic cattle (Bos taurus) that were associated with differences in pancreatic α-amylase activity. Two groups of 48 and 45 crossbred steers in years 1 and 2...
André M N Silva et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 530(1), 23-31 (2012-12-19)
The study of protein damage by oxidative processes and its influence on protein activity is central to understanding the deleterious effects of oxidative stress on biological systems. This paper will focus on the study of enzyme inactivation by oxidative modifications...
Jie-Lun Hu et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 54, 264-269 (2012-12-19)
Effects of a novel polysaccharide (PLP) from the seeds of Plantago asiatica L. on intestinal function were investigated in vitro. Results showed that PLP had notable influence on slowing down glucose diffusion and inhibiting α-amylase activity. These might help prolong...

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