Product nameMethyl blue sodium salt, Histology stain for collagen
DescriptionHistology stain for collagen.
- Acid blue 93
- Aniline blue water soluble
- Cotton blue
Histology stain for collagen in tissue sections. Used in some differential staining techniques such as Mallory′s connective tissue stain and Gomori′s one-step trichrome procedure, and has been incorporated in Sabouraud agar for the identification of Candida albicans strains.
Chemical name[[4-[Bis[4-[(sulfophenyl)amino]phenyl]methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene]amino]-benzenesulfonic acid disodium salt
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
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:
- Thaler S et al. In vivo toxicity testing of methyl blue and aniline blue as vital dyes for intraocular surgery. Retina 29:1257-65 (2009). Read more (PubMed: 19934820) »
- Yücesoy M et al. Use of chromogenic tube and methyl blue-sabouraud agar for the identification of Candida albicans strains. Kobe J Med Sci 47:161-7 (2001). Read more (PubMed: 11733655) »