Product nameToluidine blue O, metachromatic dye
- Basic Blue 17
- Blutene chloride
- Methylene Blue T50 or T extra
- Tolonium chloride
Metachromatic dye suitable for a wide variety of histological staining procedures.
Chemical name3-Amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methylphenothiazin-5-ium chloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 100 mM
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:
- Sakai WS Simple method for differential staining of paraffin embedded plant material using toluidine blue o. Stain Technol 48:247-9 (1973). Read more (PubMed: 4126691) »