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Sigma-Aldrich

Alcian Blue 8GX

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

Synonym(s):
Alcian Blue, Ingrain Blue 1
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C56H68Cl4CuN16S4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
1298.86
Colour Index Number:
74240
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.47

Quality Level

grade

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

form

powder

composition

Dye content, ≥50%

solubility

water: 1 mg/mL, blue

εmax

195-400 at 617-630 nm

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing
hematology
histology

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].CN(C)C(\SCc1ccc2c3nc(nc4n5[Cu]n6c(nc7nc(nc5c8cc(CS\C(N(C)C)=[N+](\C)C)ccc48)c9ccc(CS\C(N(C)C)=[N+](\C)C)cc79)c%10ccc(CS\C(N(C)C)=[N+](\C)C)cc%10c6n3)c2c1)=[N+](/C)C

InChI

1S/C56H68N16S4.4ClH.Cu/c1-65(2)53(66(3)4)73-29-33-17-21-37-41(25-33)49-57-45(37)62-50-43-27-35(31-75-55(69(9)10)70(11)12)19-23-39(43)47(59-50)64-52-44-28-36(32-76-56(71(13)14)72(15)16)20-24-40(44)48(60-52)63-51-42-26-34(18-22-38(42)46(58-51)61-49)30-74-54(67(5)6)68(7)8;;;;;/h17-28H,29-32H2,1-16H3;4*1H;/q+2;;;;;+2/p-4

InChI key

CKLBXIYTBHXJEH-UHFFFAOYSA-J

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Application

Alcian Blue 8GX has been used for the staining of sulfated proteoglycans in murine MPC (mesenchymal progenitor cell) nodule. It has been used for the staining of sulfated proteoglycans in bovine articular chondrocytes.

Packaging

10, 25 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Alcian Blue 8GX is a cationic dye. It forms insoluble complexes with acidic glycosaminoglycans, thereby helping in the quantitative determination of glycosaminoglycans. It is also used for the staining of bone and cartilage.

Suitability

Certified for use in staining in Mowry′s pH 2.5 method, in Scott′s pH 5.7 method, and in Kreyberg′s method for keratin and mucin.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

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

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