Overview

  • Product name
    Methyl green zinc chloride salt
  • Description
    DNA stain.
  • Alternative names
    • CI 42590
    • Ethyl Green
  • Biological description

    DNA stain that binds selectively to AT-rich regions of native DNA. Used as a tracking dye in acid buffers for electrophoresis. Also used in Methyl Green-Pyronin methods to demonstrate DNA and RNA in tissue sections.

Properties

  • Molecular weight
    653.24
  • Chemical structure
    Chemical Structure
  • Molecular formula
    C27H35BrClN3.ZnCl2
  • CAS Number
    7114-03-6
  • Storage instructions
    Store at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in water and in ethanol
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Uemura N  et al. Viable neuronopathic Gaucher disease model in Medaka (Oryzias latipes) displays axonal accumulation of alpha-synuclein. PLoS Genet 11:e1005065 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25835295) »
  • Fox KR  et al. Methyl green and its analogues bind selectively to AT-rich regions of native DNA. Eur J Histochem 36:263-70 (1992). Read more (PubMed: 1281008) »

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