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858811 Aldrich



Synonym: 5-BrdU, 5-Bromo-1-(2-deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl)uracil, 5-Bromouracil deoxyriboside, BUdR

  • CAS Number 59-14-3

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C9H11BrN2O5

  • Molecular Weight 307.10

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 30395

  •  EC Number 200-415-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00006529

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24888474

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assay   97%
optical activity   [α]22/D +23.0°, c = 1 in H2O
mp   191-194 °C (dec.)(lit.)
storage temp.   −20°C


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Biochem/physiol Actions

Thymidine analog used as a mutagen in genetic research. Selectively incorporated into cellular DNA during S-phase.

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GHS08  GHS08
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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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What is the stability of Product 858811, 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU)?
The comparable Sigma product, B5002, has a recommended retest specification of 2 years. We have observed by TLC that the material is unchanged after 3 years. Solutions at neutral pH should be stable if stored frozen for up to 6 months.
What can I use to detect BrdU, 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine, in vivo and in vitro?
For the immunohistochemical detection of BrdU, we recommend the monoclonal anti-BrdU antibody, Product No. B2531.
What are the hazards associated with Product 858811, 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU)?
BrdU is a known carcinogen, and caution should be exercised when handling. Please refer to the MSDS by clicking on MSDS link from the product for 858811: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/ALDRICH/858811
How long do I treat cells with Product 858811, 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU) to incorporate it into the DNA?
Actively growing cells may be treated with 10 µM BrdU for 1 hour.
How does Product 858811, 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU), work as a thymidine analog?
BrdU replaces thymidine during the S-phase of cell division. To view this information in the Sigma B5002 product information sheet, click on the following link: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/sigma/product%20information%20sheet/B5002pis.pdf
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