Overview

  • Product name

    Alcian Blue 8GX, Cationic dye
  • Description

    Cationic dye
  • Biological description

    Cationic dye. Forms insoluble complexes with glycosaminoglycans in solution. Stains interphase nuclei, especially mitotic figures.
  • Purity

    > 50%
  • CAS Number

    75881-23-1
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Molecular weight

    1298.87
  • Molecular formula

    C56H68Cl4CuN16S4
  • PubChem identifier

    16211091
  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in water to 5 mM 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.

  • SMILES

    CN(C)C(=[N+](C)C)SCC1=CC2=C(C=C1)C3=NC4=NC(=NC5=C6C=C(C=CC6=C([N-]5)N=C7C8=C(C=CC(=C8)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C)C(=N7)N=C2[N-]3)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C)C9=C4C=C(C=C9)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C.[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cu+2]
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Jamil K  et al. Development of a cartilage composite utilizing porous tantalum, fibrin, and rabbit chondrocytes for treatment of cartilage defect. J Orthop Surg Res 10:27 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25889942) »
  • Churukian CJ  et al. Alcian blue pyridine variant--a superior alternative to alcian blue 8GX: staining performance and stability. Biotech Histochem 75:147-50 (2000). Read more (PubMed: 10950177) »
  • Gustafson AW  et al. Staining of interphase nuclei and mitotic figures in cultured cells with alcian blue 8GX. In Vitro 18:456-62 (1982). Read more (PubMed: 6180969) »

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