Carbon Dioxide Detection Assay

Highly Sensitive, rapid, robust screening kit for Carbon Dioxide


AttoTector Carbon Dioxide Enzymatic Assay Kit is a simple, direct method for measuring Carbon Dioxide levels in the environment. The assay uses a coupled enzyme assay to detect CO2 (as HCO3-) as follows. In the first step, the bicarbonate condenses with phosphoenol pyruvate to form oxalate (and phosphoric acid); this reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme Phosphoenolpyruvate Decarboxylase, PEPC. The oxalate is then enzymatically reduced by the enzyme Malate Dehydrogenase (using an NADH cofactor) to form malate and NAD+.