Product nameQuinacrine mustard dihydrochloride, Fluorescent probe for labeling chromosomal DNA
DescriptionWater-soluble fluorescent probe for labeling chromosomal DNA.
- 9-[4-(Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino)-1-methylbutylamino]-6-chloro-2-methoxyacridine dihydrochloride
- Atabrine mustard dihydrochloride
- NSC 3424
- QM dihydrochloride
Water-soluble nitrogen mustard analog of quinacrine (ab120749). Fluorescent probe for labeling chromosomal DNA. Fluoresces by reaction with nucleic acids. Also used in measurement of sequence specificity with Taq DNA polymerase.
Chemical name2-Methoxy-6-chloro-9-[4-bis(2-chloroethyl)amino-1-methylbutylamino]acridine dihydrochloride
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water
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:
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- Adachi H [Studies on sex determination using human dental pulp. I. The observation of Y-chromatin for the paraffin section using quinacrine mustard staining]. Nihon Hoigaku Zasshi 42:38-41 (1988). Read more (PubMed: 3411799) »
- Hauser-Urfer I et al. Cytofluorometric determination of the DNA base content in human chromosomes with quinacrine mustard, Hoechst 33'258, DAPI, and mithramycin. Exp Cell Res 142:455-9 (1982). Read more (PubMed: 6184241) »
- Selander RK Interaction of quinacrine mustard with mononucleotides and polynucleotides. Biochem J 131:749-55 (1973). Read more (PubMed: 4578946) »
- Caspersson T et al. Fluorescent labeling of chromosomal DNA: superiority of quinacrine mustard to quinacrine. Science 170:762 (1970). Read more (PubMed: 5479635) »