Alizarin (Alizarin Red), red stain for calcium containing tissue (ab142980)

Overview

  • Product name

    Alizarin (Alizarin Red), red stain for calcium containing tissue
  • Description

    Red stain for calcium containing tissue
  • Biological description

    Red stain for calcium containing tissue. Detects calcium compounds in synovial fluids. Determines osteogenic differentiation. Forms precipitates with free ionic calcium in vivo.
  • Purity

    > 97%
  • CAS Number

    72-48-0
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    1,2-Dihydroxyanthracene-9,10-dione
  • Molecular weight

    240.21
  • Molecular formula

    C14H8O4
  • PubChem identifier

    6293
  • Storage instructions

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

    Soluble in DMSO to 100 mM
  • 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.

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  • SMILES

    C1=CC=C2C(=C1)C(=O)C3=C(C2=O)C(=C(C=C3)O)O
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Qiao W  et al. MicroRNA-205 Regulates the Calcification and Osteoblastic Differentiation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Cell Physiol Biochem 33:1945-1953 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25012146) »
  • Lee JB  et al. Physical properties and biological/odontogenic effects of an experimentally developed fast-setting a-tricalcium phosphate-based pulp capping material. BMC Oral Health 14:87 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25015173) »
  • Gregory CA  et al. An Alizarin red-based assay of mineralization by adherent cells in culture: comparison with cetylpyridinium chloride extraction. Anal Biochem 329:77-84 (2004). Read more (PubMed: 15136169) »

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