Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative in wine and there are restrictions limiting the amount that can
be added in most wine producing countries. This test kit is a fast and easy way to determine the
amount of free sulfur dioxide in wine samples, without the need for the laborious setup associated with
traditional methods. Additionally, unlike some other commercial products this test kit does not contain
formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen.
For this Test Kit semi-micro cuvettes are required.
PRINCIPLE OF MEASUREMENT
The amount of sulfite present in wine is measured by monitoring the reaction with a chromogen under
acidic conditions. The reduction of the chromogen leads to formation of a strongly absorbing
compound which can be measured at 340 nm. The measured amount of the activated chromogen is
stoichiometrically proportional to the amount of free sulphite present.
ITEMS REQUIRED BUT NOT SUPPLIED
Distilled water 1W002
Pipette tips 2P502
Spectrophotometer 2S120 or 2S140
Semi-micro cuvettes 2C890
Volumetric flask 100ml 2F205
To ensure the integrity and long life of this perishable product we prefer to ship to you on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is because we don’t want it to suffer if it is delayed over a weekend. If you are sure we can send it safely later in the week then please advise us accordingly.
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