2-Naphthyl caprylate, Octanoic acid β-naphthyl ester; β-Nap-caprylate
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
White to off-white crystalline powder
Chromogenic substrate for carboxylesterase and lipase. 2-naphthol is released upon hydrolyzation. By simultaneous coupling with a diazonium salt, the corresponding azo-dye is formed. Naphthols can also be detected by fluorescence analysis. Used in an colorimetric assay for the extracellular lipase of Pseudomonas fluorescens B52.
Store at -15 °C in the dark.