Key features and details
- Dye used in cell biological studies.
- CAS Number: 298-96-4
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Synthetic
Product name2,3,5-Triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride
DescriptionDye used in cell biological studies.
- Red Tetrazolium
Redox indicator used to detect cellular respiration. Primarily reduced by Complex I in mitochondria and, under anaerobic conditions, is completely reduced to an insoluble red 1,3,5-triphenylformazan. Typically used as a mitochondrial redox potential indicator for cell death.
Chemical name1,3,5-Triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store In the Dark. This product is air and light sensitive and impurities can occur as a result of air oxidation or due to metabolism by microbes.
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.
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To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab145043 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Stokes JM et al. A multiplexable assay for screening antibiotic lethality against drug-tolerant bacteria. Nat Methods 16:303-306 (2019). PubMed: 30858599