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Ethidium bromide Solution [1239-45-8]

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CDX-E0057
Chemodex
CAS Number1239-45-8
Product group Chemicals
Estimated Purity>95%
Molecular Weight394.31
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Overview

  • Supplier
    Chemodex
  • Product Name
    Ethidium bromide Solution [1239-45-8]
  • Delivery Days Customer
    10
  • ADR Class
    6.1
  • CAS Number
    1239-45-8
  • Certification
    Research Use Only
  • Estimated Purity
    >95%
  • Hazard Information
    Danger,Excepted quantity
  • Molecular Formula
    C21H20BrN3
  • Molecular Weight
    394.31
  • Scientific Description
    Chemical. CAS: 1239-45-8. Formula: C21H20BrN3. MW: 394.31. Synthetic. Ethidium bromide (EtBr) is the most commonly used nucleic acid stain for PAGE or agarose gel electrophoresis. The fluorescence of EtBr increases 21-fold upon binding to double-stranded RNA and 25-fold on binding double-stranded DNA so that destaining the background is not necessary with a low stain concentration (10 microg/ml). Ethidium bromide has been used in a number of fluorimetric assays for nucleic acids. Ethidium bromide intercalates double-stranded DNA and RNA and acts as a frameshift mutagen. It confers a deep red stain to DNA by acting as an intercalating agent between the starch bases. It has been shown to bind to single-stranded DNA (although not as strongly) and triple-stranded DNA. Because of its ability to bind to DNA, EtBr is an inhibitor of DNA polymerase. It can be used in conjunction with acridine orange to differentiate between viable, apoptotic and necrotic cells. Has been used in the past as an anti-parasitic and anti-microbial agent and described as an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation. Has also been used to stain mitochondrial DNA. For staining a gel after electrophoresis, dilute a sample of the stock solution to 0.5microg/ml with water and incubate the gel for 15-30 min. Destaining is usually not needed but can be carried out in water for 15min if decreased background is necessary. The DNA bands can then be detected on a UV light box (254nm wavelength). Ethidium bromide can also be incorporated into the gel and running buffer at 0.5microg/ml and visualized immediately after electrophoresis. Spectral data: lambdaex=480nm; lambdaem=620nm (in H2O). lambdaex=518nm; lambdaem=605nm (bound to DNA). lambdaex=530nm; lambdaem=600nm (in 50mM phosphate buffer pH 7.0; upon binding to DNA). This is a 10mg/mL easy-to-use solution of ethidium bromide in specially filtered, deionized water which is excellent for nucleic acid electrophoresis and purification applications, eliminates the dust hazard associated with powdered ethidium bromide and saves time spent on weighing and mixing. - Ethidium bromide (EtBr) is the most commonly used nucleic acid stain for PAGE or agarose gel electrophoresis. The fluorescence of EtBr increases 21-fold upon binding to double-stranded RNA and 25-fold on binding double-stranded DNA so that destaining the background is not necessary with a low stain concentration (10 microg/ml). Ethidium bromide has been used in a number of fluorimetric assays for nucleic acids. Ethidium bromide intercalates double-stranded DNA and RNA and acts as a frameshift mutagen. It confers a deep red stain to DNA by acting as an intercalating agent between the starch bases. It has been shown to bind to single-stranded DNA (although not as strongly) and triple-stranded DNA. Because of its ability to bind to DNA, EtBr is an inhibitor of DNA polymerase. It can be used in conjunction with acridine orange to differentiate between viable, apoptotic and necrotic cells. Has been used in the past as an anti-parasitic and anti-microbial agent and described as an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation. Has also been used to stain mitochondrial DNA. For staining a gel after electrophoresis, dilute a sample of the stock solution to 0.5microg/ml with water and incubate the gel for 15-30 min. Destaining is usually not needed but can be carried out in water for 15min if decreased background is necessary. The DNA bands can then be detected on a UV light box (254nm wavelength). Ethidium bromide can also be incorporated into the gel and running buffer at 0.5microg/ml and visualized immediately after electrophoresis. Spectral data: lambdaex=480nm; lambdaem=620nm (in H2O). lambdaex=518nm; lambdaem=605nm (bound to DNA). lambdaex=530nm; lambdaem=600nm (in 50mM phosphate buffer pH 7.0; upon binding to DNA). This is a 10mg/mL easy-to-use solution of ethidium bromide in specially filtered, deionized water which is excellent for nucleic acid electrophoresis and purification applications, eliminates the dust hazard associated with powdered ethidium bromide and saves time spent on weighing and mixing.
  • SMILES
    NC1=CC(C(C2=CC=CC=C2)=[N+](CC)C3=C4C=CC(N)=C3)=C4C=C1.[Br-]
  • Storage Instruction
    2°C to 8°C
  • UN Number
    2810
  • UNSPSC
    41116134