Product nameAzure B, plant tissue stain
DescriptionPlant tissue stain.
- 3-(Dimethylamino)-7-(methylamino)phenothiazin-5-ium chloride
- Azure I
- Methylene Azure
Dye used for staining semi-thin sections of plant tissues. Used for differentiating cellular RNA (purplish) and DNA (blue-green) in plant tissues. Also useful in the NCCLS method for blood smears and Lillie's modified Nocht's method for paraffin sections.
Chemical name3-(Dimethylamino)-7-(methylamino)phenothiazin-5-ium chloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 1 mg/ml
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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This product has been referenced in:
- Graham ET & Joshi PA Plant cuticle staining with bismarck brown Y and azure B or toluidine blue O before paraffin extraction. Biotech Histochem 71:92-5 (1996). Read more (PubMed: 9138538) »