P4864

Sigma-Aldrich

Propidium iodide solution

solution (1.0 mg/ml in water)

Synonym(s):
3,8-Diamino-5-(3-diethylaminopropyl)-6-phenylphenanthridinium iodide methiodide, 3,8-Diamino-5-[3-(diethylmethylammonio)propyl]-6-phenylphenanthridinium, diiodide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C27H34I2N4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
668.39
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3843838
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.47

assay

≥94%

Quality Level

form

solution (1.0 mg/ml in water)

application(s)

hematology: suitable
histology: suitable

solubility

water: 1 mg/mL

εmax

5400-6400 at 491-495 nm in phosphate buffer

Featured Industry

Diagnostic Assay Manufacturing

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[I-].[I-].CC[N+](C)(CC)CCC[n+]1c(-c2ccccc2)c3cc(N)ccc3c4ccc(N)cc14

InChI

1S/C27H33N4.2HI/c1-4-31(3,5-2)17-9-16-30-26-19-22(29)13-15-24(26)23-14-12-21(28)18-25(23)27(30)20-10-7-6-8-11-20;;/h6-8,10-15,18-19,29H,4-5,9,16-17,28H2,1-3H3;2*1H/q+1;;/p-1

InChI key

XJMOSONTPMZWPB-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Propidium iodide solution is used to assess neuronal death.

Application

Propidium iodide solution has been used:
  • in staining DNA
  • in the viability staining method to study islet viability
  • to visualize F-actins and nuclei in mesenchymal stem cell sheets

Membrane impermeant, phenanthridinium intercalator dye excited by mercury or xenon-arc lamps or argon-ion laser. Suitable for use in fluorescence microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, flow cytometry, and fluorometry. Used as a nuclear counterstain.

Packaging

10 mL in glass bottle

storage_class_code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. Does Propidium Iodide, Product P4864, stain viable or non-viable cells?

    Propidium Iodide does not generally enter living cells,  However it may be taken up by axonal terminals and retrogradely transported to neuronal cell bodies. Reference: Aschoff, A. and H. Hollander, Fluorescent compounds as retrograde tracers compared with horseradish peroxidase (HRP). I. A parametric study in the central visual system of the albino rat. J. Neurosci. Methods, 6(3), 179-197 (1982).

  3. How is Propidium Iodide, Product P4864, used for Flow Cytometry?

    Immediately before flow cytometric analysis, prepare a 0.5 mg/mL solution of propidium iodide by combining 50μL of 2X PBS with 50 μL of P4864. Add this solution to 1 mL of a cell suspension containing 10,000,000 cells. (Note: Cells exhibiting fluorescence above 630 nm should be excluded from further analysis.)

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