Product nameVictoria blue B, Nuclear stain
- Basic Blue 26
- Basic Blue B
Used as a nuclear stain in cytology/histochemical applications. Can be used in the quantitative determination of phospholipids.
Chemical nameN-[4-[[4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl][4-(phenylamino)-1-naphthalenyl]methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene]-N-methylmethanaminium chloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in ethanol
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:
- Eryomin VA & Poznyakov SP Quantitative determination of phospholipids using the dyes Victoria blue R and B. Anal Biochem 180:186-91 (1989). Read more (PubMed: 2817343) »
- Schulte E et al. Victoria blue B--a nuclear stain for cytology. A cytophotometric study. Histochemistry 88:427-33 (1988). Read more (PubMed: 2452810) »