Rapid extraction and solubilization of potato starch with Dimethylsulfoxide

J. C. Snyder, J. R. Sowokinos, S. L. Desborough

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Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solubilization of starch from lyophilized potato tissue is equally quantitative and more convenient than solubilization in dilute alkali, especially when analysis of a large number of samples is necessary. Starch extraction with DMSO decreases the handling time of each sample by eliminating sonication, filtration, and centrifugation steps required by the NaOH solubilization technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-517
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Potato Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1977


  • DMSO
  • Starch quantitation
  • dimethyl sulf oxide
  • starch extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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