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C6152 Sigma-Aldrich

Carmine

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

Synonym: Alum lake of carminic acid, Cochineal, Nacarat, Natural Red 4

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grade   certified by the Biological Stain Commission
composition   Dye content: minimum has not been established

Description

Packaging

25 g in glass bottle

Application

Carmine has been used for the staining of mammary glands. It has also been used for the staining of chromosomes.

General description

Carmine is a red compound and is commonly used with aluminum, iron or other metal salts to enhance its activity. During smear preparation, carmine is required for chromatin staining in fresh material. In presence of aluminum chloride, it is required for the staining of glycogen.

Suitability

Certified for use in Orth′s lithium carbonate technique, Southgate′s mucicarmine method, and Best′s carmine for glycogen

Price and Availability


Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
FH8891000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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