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Safranin-O Staining Solution

Safranin-O is often used to identify chondrocytes that have been derived from both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).

Basic Red 2

Quality Level


0.1 % (w/v) in distilled water


cell based assay: suitable
cell culture | stem cell: suitable
cell differentiation: suitable

General description

Safranin-O, also known as basic red 2, is a biological stain used in histology and cytology. Safranin is used as a counterstain in some staining protocols, colouring all cell nuclei red. It can also be used for the detection of cartilage, mucin and mast cell granules. Safranin-O is often used to identify chondrocytes that have been derived from both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells.


Research Category
Stem Cell Research
Research Sub Category



Solution is red with no particulates present. Solution is suitable for endpoint cell culture assays.

Physical form

Product is presented as a 0.1% w/v solution diluted in distilled water.

Storage and Stability

Store at room temperature for up to 4 months from date of receipt. If Safraninin-O solution forms a precipitate, remove particulates by passage through a 0.22 or 0.45-micron filter.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


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