Section 14
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Determination of sugar in forage plants

Thomas, J.W.; Melin, C.G.; Moore, L.A.

Analytical Chemistry 21(11): 1363-1365


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-2700
DOI: 10.1021/ac60035a017
Accession: 013681755

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A rapid extraction method for the detn. of sugar in forage plants is described. Extraction of either green or dried forage material with an alcoholic soln. in the Waring Blendor was as complete as with the longer A.O.A.C. method employing a Soxhlet extraction. Both carotene and sugar can be extracted simultaneously from green forage material by using a mixture of ethanol and Skellysolve and the blendor. When aqueous NaCl is added to the extract, carotene remains in the epiphase while the hypophase may be used for sugar analysis.

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