Key features and details
- Fluorogenic α-D-galactosidase substrate.
- CAS Number: 38597-12-5
- Purity: > 99%
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Synthetic
Product nameMU-alpha-GAL, Fluorogenic alpha-D-galactosidase substrate
DescriptionFluorogenic α-D-galactosidase substrate.
- 4-Methylumbelliferyl alpha-galactoside
Fluorogenic substrate for α-D-galactosidase, yielding a blue fluorescent solution upon cleavage. Potentially useful in differentiating species within the family of Enterobacteriaceae and in the localization of α-galactosidase in plants.
Fluorescence: λex 317 nm; λem 374 nm (pH 9.1); λex 360 nm; λem 449 nm (Reaction product)
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. 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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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.
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