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5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester

BioReagent, suitable for fluorescence, ≥90% (HPLC)

Synonym: CFSE

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Application

Amine-reactive label for long term tracing of cells. Forms green fluorescent conjugates on deacetylation.

5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester (CFSE) is an amine reactive fluorescent probe used to stain cells, especially immune cells, for analysis in applications such as flow cytometry. Forms green fluorescent conjugates on deacetylation.

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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Amplified Detection

All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Certificate of Analysis

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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. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/AdvancedSearchPage.do
At what concentration is Product 21888, 5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester, soluble in DMSO?
We have found 5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester to be soluble in DMSO at a concentration of 1 mg/mL.
What is the ratio between the (5) and (6) isomer of Product 21888, 5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester?
Our Quality Control group does not routinely report the ratio; however, it is very likely that both isomers are present.
Is Product 21888, 5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester, light sensitive?
Yes. The powder and solutions (especially solutions) should be kept protected from ambient light whenever possible.
Is Product 21888, 5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein diacetate N-succinimidyl ester, fluorescent? Are conjugates of this compound fluorescent?
No. This compound and conjugates of this compound become fluorescent only when acted upon by an enzyme such as esterase. The enzyme removes the acetate groups.
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS. To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product, or search here. 
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