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Alcian Blue 8GX

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Product Data
Synonyms Ingrain Blue 1; Alcian Blue; C.I. 74240
Formula C56H68Cl4CuN16S4
MW 1298.87
CAS 75881-23-1
Source/Host Synthetic.
Purity ≥50% (UV/Vis)
Appearance Dark blue solid.
Solubility Soluble in water (1mg/ml).
Identity Determined by UV/Vis.
Origin Manufactured by Chemodex.
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Product Type Chemical
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Shipping AMBIENT
Short Term Storage +4°C
Long Term Storage +4°C
Handling Advice Protect from light and moisture.
Use/Stability Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at +4°C.

Product Description

Alcian blue 8GX is primarily used for demonstrating acid mucopolysaccharides, which it does quite selectively. In recent years there has been some difficulty obtaining the dye. Alcian Blue 8GX is also suitable for detection of glycoproteins on nitrocellulose and in PAGE gels.There are other dyes similar to alcian blue, although not necessarily belonging to the same class of dyes. Alcian green has gained some popularity, and alcian yellow has been suggested, especially in a method for demonstrating helicobacter. They are used for acid mucopolysaccharides in the same way as alcian blue. They have no particular advantage for demonstrating mucin. According to the Merck Index the groups marked X split off during staining.

Product References

(1) S. Mozersky et al.; J. Am. Leather Chem. Assoc. 98(9), 337 (2003) | (2) M. Hattori et al.; Bunseki Kagaku 52(4), 259 (2003) | (3) P. Whiteman et al.; Biochem. J. 131(2), 343 (1973)
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