Automated, high-resolution, quantitative, high-throughput analysis of mono- and oligosaccharides, produced by enzymatic digestion of cellohexaose (model substrate) and lignocellulosic biomass, is demonstrated using high-performance capillary electrophoresis in conjunction with a single-step fluorophore labeling strategy for sensitive laser-induced fluorescence detection. Unattended batch sample processing from 96-well plates enabled reliable industrial-scale carbohydrate analysis. Excellent resolution of mono- and oligosaccharides was achieved under suppressed electroosmotic flow conditions, using either covalently or dynamically coated fused-silica capillary columns. The proposed approach readily supports the demands of bioindustrial operation environments with respect to high-throughput carbohydrate profiling.
- Carbohydrate profiling
- High-performance capillary electrophoresis
- Laser-induced fluorescence
- Lignocellulosic biomass degradation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Clinical Biochemistry