ACID CASEIN PEPTONE (H) is an acid hydrolysate of casein. The agent in a complete or total acid hydrolysis is commonly hydrochloric acid (6-8 N). Acid hydrolysis is a crude process that cleaves all peptide bonds. Acid hydrolysis results commonly to a total hydrolysis of protein to amino acids. The process destroys glutamine, asparagines, tryptophan, cysteine, serine, threonine, lysine, aspartic acid, proline racemises amino acids and completely destroys vitamins.
As this peptone is free from vitamins, it is used for the determination of vitamin content by microbiological methods. It has a good solubility and clarity when dissolved