Extraction of Pantothenic Acid from Natural Materials

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THE usual method for the extraction of pantothenic acid from natural materials preparatory to microbiological assay consists of heating at about neutral pH, followed by incubation with enzymes at pH 4–5 for twenty-four hours or longer1,2.

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    Cheldelin, V. H., Eppright, M. A., Snell, E. E., and Guirard. B. M., Univ. Texas Pub., No. 4237, 15 (1942).

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    Neal, A. L., and Strong, F. M., Indust. and Eng. Chem., Anal. Ed., 15, 654 (1943).

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HARRISON, J. Extraction of Pantothenic Acid from Natural Materials. Nature 163, 798 (1949) doi:10.1038/163798a0

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