Key features and details
- Cationic dye
- CAS Number: 75881-23-1
- Purity: > 50%
- Soluble in water to 5 mM and in ethanol
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Synthetic
Product nameAlcian Blue 8GX, Cationic dye
Biological descriptionCationic dye. Forms insoluble complexes with glycosaminoglycans in solution. Stains interphase nuclei, especially mitotic figures.
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 5 mM and in ethanol
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.
ab145250 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.