Key features and details
- Endoplasmic reticulum membrane stain.
- CAS Number: 41085-99-8
- Purity: > 98%
- Soluble in DMSO
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Synthetic
Product nameDiI, Endoplasmic reticulum membrane stain
DescriptionEndoplasmic reticulum membrane stain.
- Dil stain
Lipophilic carbocyanine dye used primarily for optical recordings of membrane voltage and for studies of membrane fluidity. Retrograde stain for neurons; provides intense, long-lasting staining of live neurons in vivo and in vitro.
Chemical name1,1'-Dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in DMSO
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.
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.
ab145311 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Kraehling JR et al. Genome-wide RNAi screen reveals ALK1 mediates LDL uptake and transcytosis in endothelial cells. Nat Commun 7:13516 (2016). PubMed: 27869117